(2/2) Surviving family members of the “Bedford Boys” will be in attendance; including Margaret Parks (93), who celebrated VJ Day riding in a Trolley and listened to Trolley bell as the war ended.
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VA Rides is honored to provide transportation for the 75th Anniversary D-Day Commemoration Parade this Saturday in Bedford, VA from 9am-2pm. Surviving family members of the “Bedford Boys” will be in attendance and riding in the VA Rides Trolley. It has been 75 years since the “Bedford Boys”, part of Company A of the 116th Regiment of the 29th Division, reached the shores of the Dog Green Sector of Omaha Beach as part of the first wave of the D-Day invasion. Within minutes, 19 of that Company were deceased. Congress designated that the Memorial be located in Bedford, VA, because in 1944, the town of just more than 3,000 people suffered the highest per capita losses of any other town in the United States on D-Day.
VA Rides was asked to supply a trolley was due to Margaret Parks (93 Years Young), a family member of the Bedford Boys, who celebrated VJ day (August 14, 1945) riding in a Trolley through Washington, DC with her friends. One of her fondest memories is listening to the trolley’s bell ringing in the end of the war. Her family, friends and VA Rides are trying to let her relive those memories and honor the family members for those who gave their all for liberty. We honor them and their families for their ultimate sacrifice. ow.ly/Z5uU50uyjID... See MoreSee Less