ROANOKE, Va. -

Dozens of D-Day heroes are rolling toward Bedford right now.

A special charter flight full of veterans, families, and volunteers touched down in Roanoke on Thursday morning. They got a hero's welcome from hundreds of people.

Those veterans then boarded buses for a trip to the National D-Day Memorial. They'll participate in tomorrow's ceremony marking the 70th Anniversary of the World War II invasion.

Click here to see more pictures and video from the veterans' arrival Thursday at Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport.

WDBJ7 will broadcast live, as well as live stream, the ceremony Friday at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford. The ceremony begins at 11 a.m.

We'll hear from them Thursday night on WDBJ7.