D-Day Monument, a War Memorial

D-Day Monument, a War Memorial (HM21A0)

Location: Bedford, VA 24523 Bedford County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 19.807', W 79° 32.161'

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This monument's representation of these distinct phases of the events around D-Day is particularly evident from this position. In the distance straight ahead, a formal garden planted in the design of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF) shoulder patch, Its crusader sword pointed toward the trumpet arch, symbolizes the landscape of England and the planning and preparation that the Allies engaged in there. The central plaza two stories this one, with five symmetrical segments alluding to the five Normandy beaches, whose names are inscribed in the large circle on the floor to your rear, represents the landing. The sculpture group that includes the partially visible figure starting over the wall to this plaza has a particular connection to the scaling of Pointe du Hoc, but it applies more broadly to the Allies surmounting of Fortress Europe — a victory memorialized by the Overlord Arch.
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HM NumberHM21A0
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Date Added Thursday, August 31st, 2017 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 629697 N 4132499
Decimal Degrees37.33011667, -79.53601667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 19.807', W 79° 32.161'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 19' 48.42" N, 79° 32' 9.6600000000001" W
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Area Code(s)804, 540, 434
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3 Overlord Cir, Bedford VA 24523, US
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