A special Memorial Day ceremony at the National D-Day Memorial will officially recognize the men and women who have sacrificed their lives our freedoms. The program begins at 11:00 AM on May 27 and will include keynote speaker Alax Kershaw. Kershaw is a New York Times best selling author of books on World War II including "The Bedford Boys: One American Town's Ultimate D-Day Sacrifice." There will be a book signing following the ceremony for his newest release, "The First Wave: The D=Day Warriors Who Led The Way to Victory in World War II." Books will be available for purchase in the Memorial's gift store.