Veterans come together for a festival at the National D-Day Memorial

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History came alive for people who visited the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford on Saturday. 

During the annual 1940’s Homefront Festival guests had the chance to talk to veterans, view artifacts and more. 

About a dozen veterans were at the event from both World War II and the Korean War.

One of the few remaining, card-carrying “Rosie the Riveters” was also at the event. 

For the veterans, the event was a chance to share their legacy with future generations. 

“These guys here, everybody served in combat are heroes. I don’t care what they did, they’re heroes and you just like to meet these guys and share stories and so forth,” said Bob VandeLinde, Korean War Veteran.

The next event at the memorial is on Saturday, August 4 to celebrate the Coast Guard’s 228th birthday. 

All active duty or veteran Coast Guard members will be able to get free admission. 

That event is from 10 am to 5 pm. 

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