Park Service Declines Takeover of D-Day Memorial

By: News Staff Email
By: News Staff Email

April 27, 2014

BEDFORD, Va. (AP) - The National Park Service has declined to take over management of the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford.

The park service says in a report that the memorial isn't a good fit. The report lists several reasons, including 22 existing park system units related to the theme of World War II.

The report also says the site's owner, the National D-Day Memorial Foundation, doesn't currently support the park service taking over the memorial.

The News & Advance says the park service initiated the study in 2009 after former foundation president William McIntosh said the memorial could close because of a lack of money.

Since then, the foundation's finances have improved. The chairman of the foundation's board, Barry N. Moore, says the nonprofit is now financially solvent.

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