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National D-Day Memorial, Bedford

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Pay your respects to the Allied soldiers that participated in the 1944 invasion of Normandy at National D-Day Memorial. An English garden, victory plaza, and invasion tableau serve as a powerful tribute to the bravery and sacrifice of those who took part in the World War II battle. As the American town that suffered the greatest per-capita loss on D-Day, Bedford makes a fitting home for this important memorial, opened in 2001. Read the names of the residents who participated in the D-Day event alongside many more on tablets that border the Elmon T. Gray Plaza. The list includes all 4,413 fallen Allied soldiers, making it the most complete list of its kind in the world. Take a guided tour to learn more and read the information displays throughout the site. To visit National D-Day Memorial and other attractions in Bedford, use our Bedford trip maker app.
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  • My husband and I were early as usual and we were the only ones there so we had our own private tour. We had a FREE guided tour with the paid admission. Emogene was great !!! She warned us that she...  more »
  • This was a quick side trip and might have been the highlight of our trip. What a surprise how awesome it was. I wish we had given ourselves more time to see it all but well worth the visit. Saluting.....  more »
  • Our guide Charles was phenomenal! Knowledgeable and passionate. We enjoyed our tour thanks to him, Love John and Janna from PA and Baltimore MD. thank you for your your gift with us. God bless the USA xo
  • Great place to see! Very nice setup of a scene of the battle at Normandy beach. Makes you really think about the young men that died that day for our freedom!

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