The National D-Day Memorial announces Major General Antonio (Andy) Munera, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Cadet Command, will deliver this year’s Veterans Day keynote address.

MG Munera assumed command of U.S. Army Cadet Command on September 20, 2022, at Fort Knox, Kentucky. As the Commanding General, MG Munera leads Cadet Command’s mission to select, educate, train, and commission college students to be officers and leaders of character in the Total Army and form partnerships with high schools to conduct JROTC programs to develop citizens of character for a lifetime of commitment and service to the Nation. Junior and Senior ROTC groups will participate in the ceremony.

All veterans in attendance will be recognized during the program. Third grade students from Bedford Elementary will present a musical salute to veterans and the 29th Division Band will play a selection of patriotic music to include the “Armed Forces Medley.”

Gates open at 10 a.m. with free admission until noon on Veterans Day. For your comfort during the ceremony, guests are asked to bring their own chairs. The event will be livestreamed on the Memorial’s Facebook page, YouTube channel, and at dday.org.

The National D-Day Memorial wishes to thank the 2022 Veterans Day event sponsors: Framatome, BWX Technologies, Inc., Cintas, Member One Federal Credit Union, Fostek, Centra Bedford Memorial Hospital, the Town of Bedford, the Bedford Area Welcome Center and Department of Tourism, Bank of the James, Westminster Canterbury, and Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black Attorneys at Law.

Located in Bedford, Virginia, USA – the community suffering the highest-known, per capita D-Day loss in the Nation, the National D-Day Memorial honors the valor, fidelity, and sacrifice of the Allied Forces on 6 June, 1944 by preserving the lessons and legacy of D-Day. Learn more at dday.org.