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Make Plans to Attend the 75th Commemoration of the D-Day Invasion

The last great reunion of veterans from the War Between the States took place at Gettysburg in 1938. It was the 75th anniversary of the epic battle, and some 1,845* veterans from both North and South assembled to remember and … Continue reading

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Eating and Sleeping in Bedford

A couple of notes leftover from my trip to Bedford three weeks ago:. If you ever travel to Bedford, and I highly recommend that you do, just know that there really aren’t many good restaurants in town. With the exception … Continue reading

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Reflections on the D-Day Commemoration: There is Hope

The National D-Day Memorial and the town of Bedford should be proud of their commemoration of the 70th anniversary of D-Day. The moving words of D-Day participants, read during the official commemoration on Friday; the presence of many D-Day veterans; … Continue reading

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A Sentimental Sendoff

I went back to the D-Day Memorial one final time last night for the concert given by the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. A group of talented musicians led by Terry Myers and featuring outstanding vocalist Bryan Anthony faithfully recreated the music … Continue reading

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A Parade for the Home Folks

While yesterday’s ceremony at the National D-Day Memorial was for the nation, today’s parade through the streets of Bedford was for the town. It was small and sweet, just like the town itself. I heard someone remark that everyone in … Continue reading

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Travel Travails

My trip to Charlottesville, my first stop on the way to Bedford for the Commemoration of the 70th anniversary of D-Day, has been an adventure unto itself. Just north of Winchester on I-81 an electronic sign warned me that the … Continue reading

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Commemorating D-Day in Bedford

A basic rule of journalism is to be timely, but I am going to violate that rule because I want my friends and readers to be aware of a very special event that will take place June 6-8 in Bedford, … Continue reading

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