Libby Smoot, June 06, 2014
Today, on the 70th anniversary of D-Day, we honor those who served our country during World War II. Trex is proud to have donated decking materials in support of the Bedford, Va., National D-Day Memorial which commemorates the 1944 Allied invasion at Normandy, France, with a ceremony today.
The anniversary event remembers the Bedford Boys, a company of young soldiers from Bedford who served at D-Day; 19 lost their lives during the invasion. With a population of about 3,200 in 1944, Bedford suffered the severest loss of life per capita in the country as a result of the invasion.
An estimated 8,000-10,000 people are expected to attend today's event in Bedford. The memorial opened in 2001 and about 70,000 visit the site every year.
About one million WWII veterans survive today, according to the Veterans Administration.