Situated with a scene view atop the rolling hills around Bedford, the National D-Day Memorial is a fitting tribute to those who sacrificed so much during the battle that changed the course of World War II.

The sweeping memorial includes the names of all who died in the battle and the statues honor those who landed on the beaches.

I stopped by the memorial on my way back from a visit to Lynchburg last Sunday and am only sorry that i did not visit earlier.

Admission is $5 and worth the cost. Guided tours are available as well as a narrated tour that you can access on your cell phone.