VIDEO: National D-Day Memorial commemorates 75th anniversary

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BEDFORD, Va. (WRIC/WFXR) — The anniversary happens every year on June 6. The time when the nation pauses to remember what happened on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day in 1944.  

The National D-Day Memorial in Bedford marks the anniversary every year, but this year is special.

It’s the 75th anniversary and likely one of the last times that many of the surviving veterans will be able to be at the memorial for the event.

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Vice President Mike Pence spoke at Thursday’s ceremony.

You can watch the full ceremony in the video featured below. 

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