Whenever our country is drawn into war, Bedford answers the call to arms. The exhibit on World War I & World War II honors those who have served our country in uniform and gives special tribute to those who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms. On display are the uniforms and tools these brave servicemen and women wore from World War I to today's battlefield. Visitors can also read about local heroes such as Basil Murray who fought as a pilot in both World War I and World War II. Of course, no military history of Bedford is complete without honoring the Bedford Boys of Company A, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division who fought galanty storming the beaches of Normandy on D-Day and whose sacrifice during this campaign led Bedford to being selected as the home of the National D-Day Memorial. We have a room dedicated to Company A, included in this exhibit are photos of the 19 men from Company A that lost their lives on June 6, 1944, and the two others from that company that died around that time. There are also several artifacts from those that served in Company A, 116th Infantry, 29th Division from World War I through today, including those that lost their lives on June 6, 1944. One of the items is the baseball from the 1943 European Theater of Operations World Series Championship Baseball team, signed by all the players. It also features pictures of those deployed in 2004 and 2010.