On 70th anniversary of D-Day, Glenn acquires incredible piece of history

(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.

  • Suzanne Blair

    Thanks Glenn for sharing this. I remember my Grandfather talking about his brother being killed at the battle of the bulge by Hitler’s army. The look on his face telling me different details I will never forget. I hope future generations will be taught the truth about all our brave hero’s. God Bless you Mr.Beck for all you do.

  • landofaahs

    I’m glad you remembered DDay this year Glenn. I salute the boys and girls that went over there way back then. Some of us remember you every day of the year though the ranks of those who survived is dwindling each day until at last there are no more. But some will always remember what you did. Thanks and may God bless each and everyone of you. Shalom.

  • Steven P McNicoll

    “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.”

    What American units were put ashore on Gold and Juno beaches?

  • Anonymous

    Thank you Glen for all you do,especially to make America aware of our greatest generation.

  • Mike Nelson

    Good catch!

    [edit]
    http://www.wilmon.com/normandy.html

    This one will tell you where 493 landed over the course of the invasion, through end-Oct 1944. I learned something, too.

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  • Steven P McNicoll

    So reading that article will tell me what American units were put ashore on Gold and Juno beaches?

  • Anonymous

    Maybe you should read this to understand the article. It is about American history relative to D Day.

    http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/21651/lot/199/

  • Steven P McNicoll

    To understand the article I need only to read the article. There exists no article that will tell me what American units were put ashore on Gold and Juno beaches.

    Posting under a pseudonym was a good choice for you.

  • Arthur Istook

    Since each of us derives most of liberty’s benefits from the use of liberty by those unseen, others’ liberty is just as important as our own.

  • » gØrgØn «

    This site tells the whole story of LST 493, an landing craft piloted by an American crew that landed on all five shoes in the invasion and flew the flag Glen bought. Now, those Americans on that boat landed on all 5 shores.

    http://www.wilmon.com/wilmil.html

    Feel like an ass much?

  • Steven P McNicoll

    “This site tells the whole story of LST 493, an landing craft piloted by an American crew that landed on all five shoes in the invasion and flew the flag Glen bought. Now, those Americans on that boat landed on all 5 shores.”

    That site does not say that LST-493 landed on all five beaches. It mentions Sword beach only once, when it identifies the five beaches. In the section subtitled “To the Far Shore” the word “landings” is in hypertext. Clicking on that word brings the reader to a page detailing the landings of LST-493 including the personnel and cargo being delivered. LST-493 made three trips carrying British troops to Gold beach between June 7 and July 26. It made two trips carrying British and Canadian troops to Juno beach between June 18 and 28. It made two dozen trips to the American beaches, Utah and Omaha, between June 23 and October 26 delivering American personnel and equipment.

    “Feel like an ass much?”

    Never. Are you intelligent enough to recognize that you should feel like an ass right now?

    Posting under a pseudonym was also a good choice for you.

  • Anonymous

    It states “SAW Americans into battle NOT landed on the beaches. (If you want to be technical) Twain says never argue with Idiots because soon no one will tell the difference. I’ll sit this one out. :) :)

    #assmuchlol

  • IT 2 IT

    In this, the 11th hour of Globalist—RED CHINA handover TREASON.

    In this, the 11th hour of OPEN globalist MAFIA USURPATION.

  • Anonymous

    Mercury One’s states “We restore communities in urgent need.” and accepts donations in a number of ways. The AP reported today that Beck and Mercury paid $350,000 for the flag ( http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article507354/Glenn-Beck-I-bought-D-Day-flag-at-auction.html#/tabPane=tabs-57834fcf-1 ). Mercury states that it buys artifacts, but that kind of money could help a lot of victims.