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68th Anniversary of D-Day Ceremony Wednesday


Bedford, VA - There's a special ceremony Wednesday at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford marking the 68th anniversary of the attack on Normandy.

There will be a plaque dedication for one of the soldiers killed. Coxswain Amin Isbir's name will be added to the memorial wall.

Music and a special wreath-laying ceremony will also be included. And there will be a special ceremony honoring Bob Slaughter -- the man behind the D-Day Memorial - who passed away last week.

Organizers are expecting about 1,000 people to come out including World War Two veterans.

"We're losing our veterans, and there are not a lot of D-Day veterans with us anymore. So it makes it all the more important that we come out and pay tribute to them while they're still with us and thank them for their service and hear about their amazing stories," said April Cheek-Messier, VP for Operations and Education.

The event is free and starts at 11 a.m.

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