A statue honoring “The Bedford Boys,” is being installed at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford. The statue, called “Homage” is scheduled to be dedicated on the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion on June.
The Bedford Boys were 19 soldiers from Bedford who were killed that day, as the Allies invaded Normandy June 6th, 1944.
Congress established the memorial in Bedford because the little town proportionately had the nation’s severest losses that day. Bedford’s population at the time was 3200.