Funeral arrangements have been set for one of our area's true American heroes. Bob Slaughter, the man behind the Bedford D-Day Memorial, died Tuesday at age 87.
A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday at 11 a.m. at Virginia Heights Baptist Church in Roanoke. That service is open to the public.
Slaughter is one of many who led the charge onto the beaches of Normandy as allied forces fought to retake mainland Europe in 1944.