On Tuesday, a bald eagle landed on a Minnesota display honoring those who had lost their lives in the 9/11 terror attacks 17 years ago. The majestic and rare bird landed on top of a fire truck that had parked on an overpass in Minneapolis.
There, firefighters had gathered, trucks and all, to pay a tribute to the thousands lives that were lost in the 2001 attacks. They parked their trucks on top of an overpass in Coon Rapids, a suburb in northern Minneapolis, when the bird made its landing.
Fire Chief Jerry Streich of the Andover Fire Department captured the bald eagle sitting on top of one of the aerial trucks on the bridge and posted it to Facebook.
An eagle landing on the Aerial truck during our 9/11 display! Media: Please feel free to use and share. The video was captured by Fire Chief Jerry Streich, Andover Fire Department #ATeam Contact at 763.767.5192**This was a Facebook Live video. **At 7:45 AM there were over 5.6 Million views. Thanks for sharing! What could be more symbolic for this day? AND on a fire truck.
Posted by Andover Fire Department, MN on Tuesday, September 11, 2018
“Isn’t that unbelievable? Phenomenal,” the fire chief said in the video.
The fire department had also hung a banner over the railing that read, “We will never forget,” so that people driving by could see.
The video has garnered over 3 million views and 137,000 shares since the fire department posted it.