The Bedford Boys

Lisa Rice wrote this.

Within ten miles from my home stands a solemn memorial to the men and women who gave their lives for freedom on D-Day in World War II. A small group of them were known as the Bedford Boys. Bedford, Virginia, a modest, quaint town, was chosen as the location for the National D-Day Memorial because it proportionally experienced the nation’s most severe D-Day casualties.

I had the privilege of knowing one of the surviving soldiers before he passed away. His name was Roy Stevens and his life was never the same after returning home. Primarily, everything changed because he not only lost many of his close friends but also a twin brother.

As we go into Memorial Day weekend, a time we set aside as a nation to remember our fallen heroes, I remember Roy and many others who not only believed in freedom, they lived it.

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