Congress chose Bedford Virginia to be the site for the National D-Day Memorial which was dedicated on June 6, 2001 to memorialize "the valor, fidelity and sacrifice" of the Allied Forces on D-Day and to ensure that future generations would continue to remember and learn from that historic event

The monument is a fitting tribute to that fateful day in which the future of the free world rested in the hands of 150,000 service men who had embarked on a mission of sacrifice, leaving 4000 of them dead and over 10,000 casualties. The careful planning of the memorial is evident as every detail seems to be steeped in symbolism - from the height of the triumphal arch inscribed OVERLORD (the allied code name for the Normandy landing) which is precisely 44'6" high to commemorate the date of June 6, 1944 to the way the very concrete was poured on the pedestrian walkway to resemble waves on the beaches.

In 2004, the President of the United States called upon Company A to deploy to Afghanistan, sixty years after their predecessors stormed the beach at Normandy.