Bald eagle perches atop fire truck during September 11 tribute

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Perhaps one of the most revered symbols of America, a bald eagle swooped in and perched atop a fire truck during a Twin Cities, Minnesota tribute to the heroes, victims and families of September 11.

Firefighters from different departments had been paying tribute on this most solemn occasion when a bald eagle just flew in and rested at the top of the ladder. Andover Fire Chief Jerry Streich posted the video on the department’s Facebook page stating,

“Isn’t that unbelievable? This eagle just landed on the aerial while we’re doing the 9/11 memorial. Phenomenal.”

For the next 45 seconds, the eagle rested and then flew off heading eastward.

An eagle landing on the Aerial truck during our 9/11 display! Media: Please feel free to share (Not edit) this video. The video was captured by Fire Chief Jerry Streich, Andover Fire Department #ATeam and has reached over 9.8 million views as of 9/17. To reach Chief J.Streich, contact at 763.767.5192

Posted by Andover Fire Department, MN on Tuesday, September 11, 2018

“At 7:15 PM there were over 7.3 Million views. Thanks for sharing! What could be more symbolic for this day? AND on a fire truck.”

Who could have asked for anything more patriotic and beautiful? We will never forget.

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