It all happened on an overpass above Hwy. 10 in Coon Rapids, Minnesota on Tuesday...
Firefighters from the Andover, Coon Rapids and Ramsey fire departments were holding their annual Sept. 11 tribute to those who died in 2001. They had set up trucks along the overpass holding American flags as well as a banner that read "We will never forget."
Veterans joined the firefighters as they waved to people passing below.
That's when a bald eagle flew in and landed on top of one of the trucks during the ceremony.
“Isn’t that unbelievable?” Andover Fire Chief Jerry Streich says during the Facebook live video. “This eagle just landed on the aerial while we doing the 9/11 memorial. Phenomenal. We’re all set up here, so nobody forgets.”
"An eagle landing on the Aerial truck during our 9/11 display!" The fire department posted on Facebook.
The eagle eventually flew away after about 45 seconds, but the touching moment will be remembered for much, much longer.
“We couldn’t have asked for anything more patriotic,” Streich said.
"At 4:45 PM there were over 1.8 Million views. Thanks for sharing! What could be more symbolic for this day? AND on a fire truck." The department shared.
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