(AP Photo/Bonhams)
(AP Photo/Bonhams)

On the 70th anniversary of D-Day, Glenn Beck, in conjunction with Mercury One, announces that he has acquired an American D-Day 48 Ensign flag that flew from the USS LST-493 landing ship throughout Normandy Invasion, and saw Americans into battle on the beaches of Gold, Juno, Utah and Omaha.

“When I first saw this flag I was overwhelmed with the struggle and the power of the human spirit. While the human experience is itself exceptional, those who deny the will to endure and the willingness free mankind from those who wish to control and oppress miss what makes the average American truly exceptional throughout the world,” Glenn said.

The flag remains a poignant American symbol of the spirit of freedom, hope and personal sacrifice – the American ideals that ended the tyranny of the Axis Powers. During the Normandy Invasion, the practice of going ashore with a national flag was forbidden so only naval flags such as this one exist to tell the tale of the Battle.

This D-Day flag becomes a part of the Glenn Beck American History Collection that also includes items of historical significance including the original color study of The Prayer at Valley Forge, George Washington’s compass, the original and complete Disneyland “Weekend Prospectus”(never before seen in its entirety), General Patton’s four star banner carried through the European campaign, the personal scripts and camera used by Orson Welles, the microphone used by Tokyo Rose, rare Nicolai Tesla artifacts as well as the first bible to be printed in America, The Aiken Bible.

Glenn Beck and Mercury One will soon unveil ways for all to experience this piece of history.