National D-Day Memorial Special Resource Study
The National Park Service (NPS) was directed by Congress to conduct a Special Resource Study of the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia. The study, authorized by the United States Congress as part of Public Law 111-84, will help determine whether the National D-Day Memorial would meet criteria for congressional designation as a unit of the National Park System.
The criteria used by the NPS to determine eligibility for establishment of a potential unit of the National Park System include: national significance, suitability for inclusion within the National Park System, feasibility for inclusion, and the need for NPS management. Please use the "Links" tab on the left to find additional information on the criteria used to evaluate new national parklands.
The Special Resource Study is scheduled to be submitted to Congress by the end of the 2013 fiscal year, no later than September 30, 2013. Once submitted, the final determination of whether the National D-Day Memorial should be added to the national park system, regardless of the finding in the Special Resource Study, rests with Congress.
The public is encourages to periodically check back to this webpage for additional information regarding the National D-Day Memorial Special Resource Study.
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