This week’s show is a special tribute to our fallen veterans, and an encouragement for viewers to make plans now to get out on Memorial Day to show your appreciation by attending one of the many Memorial Day Commemoration Ceremonies. If you can ramble on out to the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia, you will not be disappointed.

Here is the National D-Day Memorial website to help you make plans to visit. It is at 3 Overload Circle, Bedford, Virginia. Click on the address to find a map from which you can build directions from your location.

In the show, I listed the Memorial Day and D-Day Commemorations in Henry County, Franklin County and Bedford County, Virginia. Here is the information, with clickable addresses to help you find the events.

Martinsville, Virginia

Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 12 noon
Roselawn Cemetery
Key Note Speaker – US Congressman Morgan Griffith

 Rocky Mount – has two events

Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 11 a.m.
Franklin County Veterans Memorial Park
Key note Speaker – US Army Sargent 1st Class Ricky Keith Warren
Music by The Wright Kids

Saturday, June 3, 10 a.m.
Franklin County History Museum, 460 S. Main, Rocky Mount
Rifle Salute and Civil War Re-Enactment Camp


Bedford, VA has two events

The 1st is on Memorial Day,
Monday, May 29, 11 a.m.
National D-Day Memorial
Keynote speaker Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams, 1 of 6 surviving Medal of Honor Winners from WWII

Admission is free until noon – bring your own chair

The 2nd event is the Annual D-Day Commemoration,
Tuesday June 6, 11 a.m. at the
National D-Day Memorial 3 Overload Circle, Bedford, Virginia
Keynote Speaker: Jerry Yellin, WWII pilot who flew the final combat mission of the war, during which his wingman was the last man killed in combat.
Music by the 29th Division Band
There will be a Veterans Reunion tent73rd Anniversary tribute to the soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in Normandy and those who lived to fight another day.

As always, I encourage you to get out and do your own ramblings. Get out and explore the many places to go, things to do and events to attend, many of them, right in your backyard.

When you do, I also encourage you to make sure you are driving a safe, well-maintained vehicle to assure that you get there and home safely.

Your Defensive Driving Tip for the Week:

The Right of Way is not something you can TAKE. It’s something that must be YIELDED. Uncontrolled intersection, merging on to a highway – who has the right of way? It’s important to know what the law says, so that you can properly yield.  But, being right is of little consolation in a car accident. The defensive driving outlook is that yielding to the other driver beats being dead right.

Until the next episode…Here’s wishing you safe rambling!