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Special American flag D-day arrived at the National Military Museum

Special American flag D-day arrived at the National Military Museum

The National Military Museum in Soesterberg last Thursday, a special American flag received. The museum received the flag that the Americans spent on the first boat on D-day in 1944, on loan.

The flag arrived by Chinook helicopter, and then after a special ceremony by the military to the minister of Defence, Jeanine Hennis was handed over, reports the ministry. At the ceremony were also a few veterans present.

“This flag should remind us that freedom is never taken for granted. Together, we must do our best to bring the values to uphold which the heroes of D-Day were willing to die”, said Hennis.

The flag was adopted by the U.s. navy LCC 60 been conducted on 6 June 1944, the invasievloot led in Normandy. Commander of the landing craft Howard Van der Beek, whose father been born in the Netherlands, was the lieutenant. He had the flag up until his death in 2014.

Hereinafter, this by a Dutch family in June at an auction bought. That family will now have the flag on loan. The exhibition is on until the end of this year, at the NMM.

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