During annual event, veterans, reenactors and patrons at D-Day memorial find common ground

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April 23, 2019

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Leading up to what likely will be one of the most attended events in Bedford this summer — the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy — Prelude to Invasion: Living History Day had costumed interpreters lead tours through the National D-Day Memorial and share World War II era memorabilia.

The annual event held Saturday is the memorial’s only living history focused event and Maggie Mitchell, associate director for programming and events, said it typically attracts about 500 visitors.

It is the only time guests can receive a tour from someone in a war uniform or in a 1940s home front outfit, she said.