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4,415 Souls and Counting: The National D-Day Memorial Necrology Project

Fleda A. Ring Education Quonset Hut 3 Overlord Circle, Bedford, VA

https://www.youtube.com/live/lpZTGfGwNYI?si=yj4YESJhcYrxf7rJ For almost a quarter of a century, the National D-Day Memorial Foundation staff has carried out research to answer a question no one had ever really answered: exactly how many Allied personnel died on D-Day? To date, 4,415 individuals have been identified, including 2,502 Americans on the Memorial’s Necrology Wall.   Learn more about this groundbreaking research project as we approach the 80th anniversary of D-Day from John D. Long, Director of Education at the National D-Day Memorial.  About the speaker: John D. Long is an alumnus of Roanoke College and the University of Virginia. A museum professional for...

Event Series Lunchbox Lecture Series

Fighting for Peace with Peace: Conscientious Objectors in World War II

Fleda A. Ring Education Quonset Hut 3 Overlord Circle, Bedford, VA

https://www.youtube.com/live/jIx7f4oB8QI?si=H5zMQUB2YJp6rdME While many of those who are interested in World War II know about the existence of conscientious objectors—those that refused to participate in the war for religious or philosophical reasons—the actual history of their experience in the war is often forgotten. Who were the conscientious objectors, why did they refuse to fight, and what did they do instead of serving in the armed forces? Join National D-Day Memorial educator Mitchell Gehman to learn more about this unique side of the WWII experience. Mitchell Gehman is the Education & Public Outreach Coordinator at the National D-Day Memorial. He holds a...

Event Series Blue Star Museums

Blue Star Museums

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

The National D-Day Memorial joins museums nationwide in the Blue Star Museums initiative, a program that provides free admission to currently-serving U.S. military personnel and their families. The 2024 season runs Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 18, 2024 to Labor Day, Monday, September 3, 2024. The Memorial is open daily, 10AM-5PM. The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, and Space Force, members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. Qualified members will show...

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Stars and Stripes Forever Patriotic Concert

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

Tickets are available for the Stars and Stripes Forever Patriotic Concert at the National D-Day Memorial. The annual tradition features the Jefferson Choral Society and The Let's Dance Band. This stirring concert will have guests on their feet celebrating freedom and honoring those who gave all to secure it.

Remembering Their Sacrifice: Memorial Day 2024

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

Join us for our annual Memorial Day ceremony, paying tribute to the fallen men and women who gave their lives in service to our Nation. Music by Brass 5. Dedication of the latest installment of veteran bricks. View the Fallen Soldier Battle Cross display on the Memorial's west lawn. Food truck open following ceremony.   Free admission until noon. Guided tours begin at 1PM. Please bring your own chair. No food in plaza. No pets (service animals welcome).   Sponsored by:  

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80th Anniversary of D-Day Commemoration Events

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

The National D-Day Memorial will commemorate this historic liberation with four days of public events. Visit our 80th anniversary website for complete event details, to register, and to plan your trip. Premier Sponsor Event Support Sponsors Sponsors Flyover Sponsors

80th Anniversary of D-Day Commemoration Ceremony

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

The 80th Anniversary of D-Day will be observed in a special ceremony at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia. Program highlights include a recognition of veterans, guest speakers, dignitaries, music, flyovers, and more. Surviving D-Day and World War II veterans will take part along with representatives from each of the Allied nations and military personnel. The commemoration begins with an 11:00AM ceremony featuring the laying of wreaths by D-Day units. Other activities include: Living Historian Exhibits An authentic Higgins Boat on display Portraits of Heroes and Faces of the Fallen photo exhibit Book signings by guest authors No tickets...

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WHEN WE WENT IN: THE D-DAY EXPERIENCE IN LIGHT AND SOUND

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

The West Point Alumni Glee Clue performs a stirring patriotic remembrance concert. As night falls, immerse yourself while D-Day unfolds all around you as the Memorial is transformed in a stunning display of light, imagery, and sound. Tickets required. WWII veterans plus one guest receive free admission. Warning: This show contains flashing light and flickering video which may not be suitable for those with photosensitive epilepsy. View the complete list of 80th anniversary events on our 80th anniversary website. Premier Sponsor Event Support Sponsors Sponsors  

WHEN WE WENT IN: THE D-DAY EXPERIENCE IN LIGHT AND SOUND

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

A 1940s-themed concert precedes the second showing of our epic multi-media experience. As night falls, immerse yourself while D-Day unfolds all around you as the Memorial is transformed in a stunning display of light, imagery, and sound. Tickets required. WWII veterans plus one guest receive free admission. Warning: This show contains flashing light and flickering video which may not be suitable for those with photosensitive epilepsy. View the complete list of 80th anniversary events on our 80th anniversary website. Premier Sponsor Event Support Sponsors Sponsors