Bedford, Virginia is home to one of the biggest remembrance celebrations in America, memorializing one of the most significant days in World War II history, D-Day. Bedford is home to the National D-Day Museum, and they will be commemorating this anniversary on June 6th, allowing attendees to Pay tribute to those soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in Normandy 73 years ago and honor those who lived to fight another day.
National D-Day Museum
The National D-Day Museum honors those who participated in the invasion of Normandy 73 years ago. Normandy, situated in the northern part of France, is where thousands of enlisted men who fought for and died in the name of freedom from fascist regimes, signaling a beginning of the end of the war against Nazi Germany. The Memorial’s central focus is for everyone to be able to pay tribute to those brave young soldiers.
73rd Anniversary Ceremony
There will be a ceremony including one keynote speaker, Pilot Jerry Yellin, who flew in one of the final combat missions of WWII. The 29th Division Band will play patriotic music for all to appreciate and hear on this special day. A Veterans Reunion Tent will be where thousands of vets can reunite with their past friends and family in a huge reunion party.
This event will be interesting and educational for all ages and helps the older generations to teach the younger generations about the sacrifices that have been made to lead to the freedoms we all enjoy every day as Americans. After the ceremonies, you can view a special display of Ugo Giannini sketches of D-Day. You can also meet Jerry Yellin and Maxine Giannini, as they will be signing books as guests enjoy the sounds of the Enduring Freedom Honor Team.
The festivities run from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM on June 6th, but the Memorial will remain open until 9:00 PM. Admission to the event is free, but the experience will be priceless! Jump into a quality vehicle from Berglund of Bedford and drive to the 73rd Anniversary of D-Day Memorial.