The Final Salute - 75th Anniversary of D-Day

On June 6, 1944, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, in what is the largest seaborne invasion in history and culminating in a battle that would result in hundreds of thousands of lives lost. The small Virginia town of Bedford suffered an enormous impact—along with the rest of the nation—as they lost more men per capita than any other city in the country.  Because of that loss and sacrifice, the National D-Day Memorial resides in Bedford, Virginia where thousands visit each year to commemorate the Valor, Fidelity, and Sacrifice of the men and women who lost so much during World War II.

Each year on June 6th, the National D-Day Memorial commemorates this day and invites all citizens to help them pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation.



Things to Do

After the events of the day have ended, unwind with some exploring. With dozens of unique shops, local museums and incredible restaurants located in historic Downtown Lynchburg, you won’t have any trouble planning your evening.

Things To Do