WEB EXTRA: Bob Sales talks about being wounded by enemy forces in Germany

D-Day Remembrance

World War II veteran honored for service on D-Day

On Tuesday, little piece of World War II heroism was center stage in Roanoke.

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National D-Day Memorial prepares for anniversary events

Thousands of people are on their way to Bedford to mark an important moment in history.

The Meaning of Memorial Day Part 3

Memorial Day ceremonies honor fallen service members from the region

Communities across the region are holding Memorial Day ceremonies to honor fallen service members.

Bob Sales

D-Day veteran Bob Sales of Madison Heights dies at the age of 89

Sales, who lived in the Madison Heights area of Amherst County, was part of the first wave of soldiers to invade Normandy during the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944. The famous "Bedford Boys" were 10 minutes ahead of him.

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VETERANS DAY ROUNDUP: Several communities honor veterans

Several communities held ceremonies honoring those who served our country.

Clemson Tigers

Clemson's Rodriguez wins Armed Forces award

Clemson receiver and Bronze Star Medal recipient Daniel Rodriguez earned the Armed Forces Merit Award from the Football Writers Association of America.

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Bedford celebates D-Day veterans with patriotic parade

American flags of all sizes waved along the streets of Bedford Saturday as a patriotic motorcade made its way through Centertown.

National D-Day Memorial Anniversary

D-Day anniversary brings thousands to Bedford from near and far

Thousands of visitors filled the The National D-Day Memorial to capacity Friday.
The crowd included veterans and their families of course, but also many others who paid tribute to the sacrifice 70 years ago.

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The National D-Day Memorial, photos courtesy of the National D-Day Memorial

The National D-Day Memorial
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The National D-Day Memorial, photos courtesy of the National D-Day Memorial


D-Day veterans share wartime stories at 2013 event in Bedford


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