D-Day Memorial  
Peaks of Otter Lodge has a D-Day Memorial Package which includes:
  • 1 Night's Lodging
  • Tickets to the National D-Day Memorial
  • Breakfast for Two People
  • Plus a 10% Discount Coupon for the Peaks of Otter Winery
  • Rates starting at $141.00 mid-week for two people.

    The National D-Day Memorial is located in Bedford, Virginia — the town that suffered the highest per capita D-Day losses in the nation. The Memorial honors the Allied forces that participated in the invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944 during World War II. With its stylized English Garden, haunting invasion tableau, and striking Victory Plaza, the Memorial stands as a powerful permanent tribute to the valor, fidelity, and sacrifice of D-Day participants.

    On June 6, 1944 United States soldiers, in one of the most pivotal battles of World War II, invaded the French coastline in order to propel German soldiers out of Western Europe and lead the way for victory against the tyrants of that era. By day's end, nineteen of the company's Bedford soldiers were dead. Two more Bedford soldiers died later in the Normandy campaign, as did yet another two assigned to other 116th Infantry companies.

    Bedford's population in 1944 was about 3,200. Proportionally this community suffered the nation's most severe D-Day losses. Recognizing Bedford as emblematic of all communities, large and small, whose citizen-soldiers served on D-Day, Congress warranted the establishment of the National D-Day Memorial here.

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