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Bedford in Bedford County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

D-Day Monument

 
 
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By Don Morfe, October 29, 2011
1. D-Day Monument Marker
Inscription. This monumentís representation of these distinct phases of the events around D-Day is particularly evident from this position. In the distance straight ahead, a formal garden planted in the design of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF) shoulder patch, Its crusader sword pointed toward the trumpet arch, symbolizes the landscape of England and the planning and preparation that the Allies engaged in there. The central plaza two stories below this one, with five symmetrical segments alluding to the five Normandy beaches, whose names are inscribed in the large circle on the floor to your rear, represents the landing. The sculpture group that includes the partially visible figure starting over the wall to this plaza has a particular connection to the scaling of Pointe du Hoc, but it applies more broadly to the Allies surmounting of Fortress Europe — a victory memorialized by the Overlord Arch.
 
Location. 37° 19.807′ N, 79° 32.161′ W. Marker is in Bedford, Virginia, in Bedford County. Marker is on Overlord Circle 0.8 miles north of Tiger trail, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is on the grounds of the National D-Day Memorial. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3 Overlord Circle, Bedford VA 24523, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
D-Day Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 28, 2011
2. D-Day Monument Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robey W. Estes Sr. Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Bedford (approx. ĺ mile away); Bedford County WWII Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Bedford County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Bedford (approx. 0.8 miles away); Bedfordís Volunteer Company (approx. 0.8 miles away); Randolph-Macon Academy (approx. 0.8 miles away); Avenel (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bedford.
 
Also see . . .  The National D-Day Memorial. (Submitted on August 31, 2017.)
 
Categories. War, World II
 
D-Day Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 28, 2011
3. D-Day Monument Marker
D-Day Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 28, 2011
4. D-Day Monument Marker
D-Day Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 28, 2011
5. D-Day Monument Marker
D-Day Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 28, 2011
6. D-Day Monument Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 30, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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