BEDFORD, Va. -

A Bedford landmark is getting spruced up for a huge event later this spring.

The National D-Day Memorial is getting a few "touch-ups."

Benches that surround the middle plaza are being refurbished, with materials donated by the Trex Corporation in Winchester.

The current benches, installed when the memorial opened 13 years ago, are starting to rot and pose a safety hazard.

F & S innovations in Roanoke is providing free labor to install the new seats.

"The product that we're putting down should last a lifetime," said David Waldron, a field supervisor for F & S Innovations.  "It will probably fade a little bit, but it is a lifetime product."

Other donors have stepped in to paint the plaza surface and power wash the concrete walls.

More than 8,000 people are expected to visit the memorial for the 70th anniversary of D-Day on June 6.