A Minnesota tribute on the 17th anniversary for the terror attack of September 11 had an uninvited but incredibly welcomed visitor: a bald eagle.
The majestic national bird swept in and remained perched on the top of a firefighter’s truck, which was parked over a highway overpass, creating an amazing sight for those present.
The sight spellbound those who witnessed it and, as they respected and mourned those who were lost, the bird stood tall during the somber moment.
From Fox News:
The national bird landed Tuesday on top of a firefighters’ aerial truck parked on a highway overpass in the northern Minneapolis suburb of Coon Rapids.
Members of the Andover Fire Department were gathered to pay tribute to the nearly 3,000 people who died in the attacks and to the 9/11 emergency responders.
The Fire Department posted video of the eagle’s landing on its Facebook page. After perching on the basket at the top of the truck, the eagle flew off.
Draped below the firefighter’s vehicle were American flags and a banner which read, “We will never forget.”
Check it out:
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 12, 2018
Some people online shared in amazement over the phenomenon:
What a tremendous sense of timing! He is just keeping a sharp lookout for us all to keep us safe!
— Christopher Lee Dunn (@CLDUNN58) September 12, 2018
FROM THE BASKET. Goose bumps, so cool. #MAGA
— Kevin Badura (@badura_kevin) September 12, 2018
God Bless America!!
— Tori Ki ✝️ (@bjj100) September 12, 2018
Love God, Love my Family, Love my Country and what it stands for.
— Carlos RodriguezPena (@CarlosR60707094) September 12, 2018
— Martini (@martiniusa101) September 12, 2018
Such a great symbol of Freedom! American Bald Eagles were pushing extinction in the 60’s. Thanks to Government intervention, no more! Big WIN for our National Bird! pic.twitter.com/mWJ4fUJ86a
— Satnsfrnd (@Satnsfrnd) September 12, 2018
— Nancy (@LittleRed1944) September 12, 2018
Keeping watch and reminding Americans everywhere that we stand for freedom!!!
— Austin Waiki Kelly (@WaikiKelly) September 12, 2018
As eagle rises the American people rise to protect their land there freedoms
— Americanpatriot (@FreedomRu412) September 12, 2018
I think the eagle realizes that America is back and that we have a real American president now.#MAGA
— Buckshot (@stk112) September 12, 2018
The EAGLE 🦅 knew where he was supposed to be….at the right time and the right place! 🇺🇸🦅🇺🇸🦅🦅
— Vicki Hand (@vickirenee2017) September 12, 2018
Has to be a sign
— Denise Hatfield (@lilbityzer) September 12, 2018
— Brenda L. (@fibarda) September 12, 2018