Sometimes we seem to forget that Memorial Day isn’t just a holiday that kicks off the summer fun, but is a day meant for remembering those that gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. This year, however, as you have begun the hunt for a new home, you have contemplated all you have in your life, all that has been granted to you, and you think it’s time to put the memories back in Memorial Day! Making it easier to acknowledge and celebrate, choosing a home near the monuments listed in this guide will ensure that you never forget again!

Longwood Cemetery, 1131 Park Street in Bedford

What better way to acknowledge the brave people who gave their all for our nation than with a visit to a military cemetery, especially one that has such a long and rich history? Longwood Cemetery was the first cemetery in Bedford (then known as Liberty), serving as the final resting place for Revolutionary War soldiers. Although you may not want your new home located right next door, it can be comforting to know that the original heroes lie not far from where your head hits the pillow. Other cemeteries in town include Oakwood and Elks National Cemetery, offering a final resting place for soldiers from the Revolutionary War to the Vietnam War and every battle in between.

The National D-Day Memorial, 3 Overlord Circle in Bedford

 True patriots will thrill to find a home in Bedford, perhaps our most patriotic of all towns, as this all-American city is also home to the National D-Day Memorial. Paying homage to all D-Day veterans, it also tells the story of the Bedford Boys. Over 30 young men from our small Virginia town were a part of the initial battle with 21 of them losing their lives which was a huge loss to our small community and eventually led to the idea of creating a monument. During your visit you can read the stories told by veterans, stand in awe of the concrete structure, and even listen to original D-Day news broadcast that covers the invasion as it happened. We like to stop by this important monument on a regular basis and pay our respects; no matter how often we listen to the broadcast, we still get goosebumps that increase with every word spoken.

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