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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  • The National D-Day memorial is of equal quality to a memorial one would expect to find in DC. Complete eith guided tours bu very knowledgable volunteers  more »
  • A well kept secret. A must see. Very moving. It rained cats and dogs the day my wife and I were there, but it was still worth it. Highly reccommend it to EVERYONE!  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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