Central and Western Virginia Sights

National D-Day Memorial

  • 3 Overlord Circle Map It
  • Bedford
  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Published 10/21/2013

Fodor's Review

This site stirs the soul, bringing the sacrifice of D-Day home. When Allied forces landed at Normandy on June 6, 1944, in what would be the decisive military move of World War II, the small town of Bedford lost 19 of its young men, and four more in days to come. The memorial's focal point is a huge granite arch and flag plaza on a hill overlooking the town. There are also granite statues of soldiers in combat and a reflecting pool that periodically shoots up spurts of water, as if struck by bullets. Don't be surprised if you see some D-Day veterans sitting near the memorial.

Sight Information


3 Overlord Circle, U.S. 460, 27 mi east of Roanoke, at junction of 122, Bedford, Virginia, 24523, United States

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Website: www.dday.org

Sight Details:

  • $7
  • Tues.–Sun. 10–5

Published 10/21/2013


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