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Event Series Poppy Peace Garden

Poppy Peace Garden

National D-Day Memorial 3 Overlord Circle, Bedford, VA, United States

Each September the Memorial marks the official end of World War II with the Poppy Peace Garden. To pay remembrance, red poppies are placed alongside the Le Monument Aux Morts sculpture as a visual tribute to the men and women who gave their all to preserve the freedoms we enjoy today. The garden also commemorates the 9/11 anniversary and the first responders who sacrificed their lives for the safety of others. The display can be viewed during daily operating hours, 10AM - 5PM. Regular admission fees apply. Poppies may be purchased in honor or memory of veterans, active service members,...

Event Series Poppy Peace Garden

Poppy Peace Garden

National D-Day Memorial 3 Overlord Circle, Bedford, VA, United States

Each September the Memorial marks the official end of World War II with the Poppy Peace Garden. To pay remembrance, red poppies are placed alongside the Le Monument Aux Morts sculpture as a visual tribute to the men and women who gave their all to preserve the freedoms we enjoy today. The garden also commemorates the 9/11 anniversary and the first responders who sacrificed their lives for the safety of others. The display can be viewed during daily operating hours, 10AM - 5PM. Regular admission fees apply. Poppies may be purchased in honor or memory of veterans, active service members,...

Event Series Poppy Peace Garden

Poppy Peace Garden

National D-Day Memorial 3 Overlord Circle, Bedford, VA, United States

Each September the Memorial marks the official end of World War II with the Poppy Peace Garden. To pay remembrance, red poppies are placed alongside the Le Monument Aux Morts sculpture as a visual tribute to the men and women who gave their all to preserve the freedoms we enjoy today. The garden also commemorates the 9/11 anniversary and the first responders who sacrificed their lives for the safety of others. The display can be viewed during daily operating hours, 10AM - 5PM. Regular admission fees apply. Poppies may be purchased in honor or memory of veterans, active service members,...

Event Series Poppy Peace Garden

Poppy Peace Garden

National D-Day Memorial 3 Overlord Circle, Bedford, VA, United States

Each September the Memorial marks the official end of World War II with the Poppy Peace Garden. To pay remembrance, red poppies are placed alongside the Le Monument Aux Morts sculpture as a visual tribute to the men and women who gave their all to preserve the freedoms we enjoy today. The garden also commemorates the 9/11 anniversary and the first responders who sacrificed their lives for the safety of others. The display can be viewed during daily operating hours, 10AM - 5PM. Regular admission fees apply. Poppies may be purchased in honor or memory of veterans, active service members,...

Patriot Day Wreath Laying

National D-Day Memorial - Estes Plaza 3 Overlord Circle, Bedford, VA, United States

The National D-Day Memorial and the Bedford Fire Department will remember the September 11, 2001 attacks with an annual wreath laying and brief remarks from Chief Todd Stone. Regular admission fees apply. Wreath laying will be livestreamed. https://www.youtube.com/live/wVadVT_Fth8?si=fPyX3750SOA-77S7

Event Series Lunchbox Lecture Series

Lunchbox Lecture: The Secret Diary of Marvin Doyle with Michelle Wright

National D-Day Memorial 3 Overlord Circle, Bedford, VA, United States +2 more

Pittsburgh television anchor Michelle Wright will speak on her book The Secret Diary, the true story of an American aviator’s POW experience in Europe. After his B-24 was shot down in 1944, Marvin Doyle (a pre-war resident of Roanoke, VA and a student at Virginia Tech) endured months of captivity and documented his experiences by keeping a journal on flattened cigarette packs. Wright would inherit this makeshift diary from Doyle’s widow, and collected his writings in her book, copies of which she will sign after her talk. About the speaker: Michelle Wright anchors Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 every weekday morning. A native...

Free

Event Series Lunchbox Lecture Series

Lunchbox Lecture: Naval Operations on D-Day with Capt. James Ransom

National D-Day Memorial 3 Overlord Circle, Bedford, VA, United States +2 more

D-Day was, above all, an amphibious assault. As much as history heralds the valiant soldier on the beach, it is self-evident that without a massive Allied fleet behind him he would never be anywhere near France. Learn more about what was required for victory in the most crucial invasion of the war as Capt. James Ransom (USN Ret.) explores aspects of naval power, its capabilities and consequences, on June 6, 1944 in this virtual lecture. About the speaker: Capt. James "Jim" Ransom (USN Ret.) a Bachelor of Science degree in History from the U.S. Naval Academy, and a Master of...

Free
Event Series U.S. Navy Birthday

U.S. Navy Birthday

National D-Day Memorial 3 Overlord Circle, Bedford, VA, United States

U.S. Navy veterans receive complimentary admission to the Memorial. (Admission is always free for Active-duty service members.)