On June 6, 1944, 150,000 Allied soldiers clambered aboard heaving craft and braved six-foot swells, waves of machine gun fire, and millions of mines to claim a stretch of sand at a place called Normandy, France. The D-Day Memorial, erected in Bedford Virginia – the community that suffered the country’s severest per capita losses on D-Day – exists in tribute to honor the courage, fidelity, and sacrifice of the service men and women that participated in the largest land, sea, and air operation in history.
The feature piece, the ‘Overlord’ arch is created out of Lake Superior Green® ‘Overlord’ and stands forty-four feet and six inches tall. Sierra White® and Cold Spring Black granites are used for the cathedral arch pieces. Carnelian® granite is used for the Memorial’s plaza areas and site furnishings.