COON RAPIDS, Minn. – A bald eagle has visited, a Minnesota tribute marking the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
The national bird landed on Tuesday on the top of a firefighters’ aerial truck parked on a highway overpass in the northern suburb of Minneapolis Coon Rapids.
The members of the Andover Fire department were gathered to pay tribute to the nearly 3000 people who died in the attacks, and the 9/11 first responders.
The Fire department posted video of the eagle’s landing on her Facebook page. After perching on the basket at the top of the truck, the eagle flew away.
The Star Tribune reports that the unscripted event happened after a number of firefighters had set up department vehicles on the viaduct, placed AMERICAN flags and draped a banner over the railing to read, “We will never forget.”