D Day Memorial

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Bob Slaughter, a Roanoke man who stormed Omaha Beach on D-Day and later helped create the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Va., died May 29 at Military Veterans, Military Salute, D Day Memorial, Bedford Va, Marine Corps Birthday, Normandy Invasion, Military History, Armed Forces, World War Ii

Bob Slaughter, D-Day veteran who helped create National Memorial in Bedford,Va.

Bob Slaughter was once described as perhaps the best-known D-Day Vet America. National media turned to him when they needed a first-person account of the Normandy invasion. At 6-foot-5, he was an imposing presence. By all accounts, the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Va., which was dedicated by President George W. Bush in 2001 and draws 75,000 visitors a year, would never have been built if not for Mr. Slaughter’s efforts. Mr. Slaughter, 87, died May 29 at a hospital in Roanoke. Hero!

New Orleans: 70 years ago today, thousands of heroes braved the beaches of Normandy in what became known as the largest seaborne invasion in history. Photo courtesy of the National D-Day Memorial. Bedford Virginia, Bedford Va, D Day Normandy, Normandy Beach, Statues, D Day Memorial, War Memorials, 1st Responders, Old Dominion

Scaling the Wall, by Jim Brothers. Located at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, VA.

Through the Surf, another moving piece at the National D-Day Memorial by sculptor Jim Brothers and obstacles by Matt Kirby. D Day Memorial, Normandy Invasion, The Bedford, Family Outing, Southern Comfort, Back In Time, Blue Ridge, Walking Tour, Places Ive Been

Through the Surf, another moving piece at the National D-Day Memorial by sculptor Jim Brothers and obstacles by Matt Kirby.