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Bedford Boys Homefront Tour
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Known as Green's Drug Store during World War II, this corner was a gathering place for locals. Tucked away in the back of the drug store behind a wooden booth was a small Western Union telegraph office. Twenty-one year-old Elizabeth Teass was manning the teletype machine on July 16, 1944 when she was stunned to receive a series of telegrams with the words "The Secretary of War desires me to express his deep regret...." The teletype machine continued with one message after another. The community of Bedford would be forever changed. Today, the Bedford Boys Tribute Center is located here with belongings from the Bedford Boys, along with the original teletype machine that processed the telegrams.


National D-Day Memorial Foundation, "Bedford Boys Homefront Tour". .