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Video: Bald eagle lands on fire truck during 9/11 tribute

The national bird landed on top of a firefighters' aerial truck parked on a highway overpass in the northern Minneapolis suburb of Coon Rapids


Associated Press

COON RAPIDS, Minn. — A bald eagle has visited a Minnesota tribute marking the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

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.

The Star Tribune reports that the unscripted event happened after several firefighters had set up department vehicles on the overpass, posted U.S. flags and draped a banner over the railing reading, "We will never forget."

 

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

 

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