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D-Day Remembrance

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.

Ceremony held in Bedford for D-Day Anniversary

Thousands visit Bedford to honor veterans on D-Day

On Friday thousands, including many D-Day veterans, remembered at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford

A World War II veteran passes on his memories

A World War II veteran writes down his memories for future generations

The torch to shine a light on D-Day is now carried by many vets who are writing down everything.

D-Day anniversary ceremony ends with Bedford Boys tribute

New Homage statue unveiled in Bedford

Friday’s D-Day ceremony ended with a special tribute to the Bedford Boys, the 19 soldiers from Bedford who lost their lives during the D-Day invasion.

POSTED: 11:24 AM EDT May 21, 2014    UPDATED: 09:50 AM EDT May 22, 2014 

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


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