I just finished reading the book "The Bedford Boys" which is about A/116th Inf Reg- 29th Inf Division which was a VA National Guard Company from the little town of Bedford Virginia which wound up hitting Omaha Beach on D Day- June 6th 1944. 19 soldiers from Bedford were killed on D- Day and another 3 were killed in the next couple of days- within 1 month only 5 members of the company were still in the line. This book was really an interesting and sobering reminder of the cost of service as well as a look back at a time that is rapidly pading from memory. Today you can go to Bedford and see the fantastic D-Day Memorial that was built there. More importantly though- 1 week from today- Nov 11th you can honor the veterans around you by actually remembering and celebrating Veterans Day.