'Unbelievable': Bald eagle lands on fire truck during 9/11 tribu - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

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

Many Facebook users expressed their belief the event was “a sign from above honoring those who gave all for others.” (Source: Andover Fire Department/Facebook/CNN) Many Facebook users expressed their belief the event was “a sign from above honoring those who gave all for others.” (Source: Andover Fire Department/Facebook/CNN)

COON RAPIDS, MN (CNN/RNN) – As Minnesota fire crews gathered to honor and remember the victims of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, a majestic American symbol, the bald eagle, swooped in to join the ceremony.

The eagle's surprise landing while firefighters held their annual 9/11 remembrance on a highway overpass was captured Tuesday morning on Facebook Live video by Andover Fire Chief Jerry Streich.

"Isn't that unbelievable?" said Streich in the video. "This eagle just landed on the aerial while we're doing the 9/11 memorial – phenomenal."

The video attracted attention from millions of Facebook users.

Many expressed their belief the event was "a sign from above honoring those who gave all for others," as written in one comment.

"We couldn't have asked for anything more patriotic," Streich told Minnesota’s Star Tribune.

The eagle flew away after surveying the scene for about 45 seconds.

For the event, firefighters from the Andover department as well as those from the Coon Rapids Fire Department and Ramsey Fire Department set up various vehicles and posted American flags on the overpass, the Star Tribune reports.

"We will never forget," read a banner draped over the railing.

The firefighters, along with military veterans, spent time waving to motorists passing below the overpass.

"We are blessed at Andover to have so many friends and supporters. I hope you all continue to cherish the amazing patriotism we have in this country and in our community," the department wrote on Facebook.

Copyright 2018 Andover Fire Department, Facebook via CNN, Raycom News Network. All rights reserved.

  • National politicsPoliticsMore>>

  • Rosenstein's fate could turn on which account Trump believes

    Rosenstein's fate could turn on which account Trump believes

    Saturday, September 22 2018 2:10 AM EDT2018-09-22 06:10:32 GMT
    Saturday, September 22 2018 7:34 PM EDT2018-09-22 23:34:23 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this July 13, 2018, file photo, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks during a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington. Rosenstein is denying a report in The New York Times that he sugge...(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this July 13, 2018, file photo, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks during a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington. Rosenstein is denying a report in The New York Times that he sugge...
    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is denying a report that says he suggested last year that he secretly record President Donald Trump in the White House.More >>
    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is denying a report that says he suggested last year that he secretly record President Donald Trump in the White House.More >>
  • Trump picks combat over caution in court fight

    Trump picks combat over caution in court fight

    Saturday, September 22 2018 3:10 AM EDT2018-09-22 07:10:35 GMT
    Saturday, September 22 2018 7:34 PM EDT2018-09-22 23:34:04 GMT
    (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta). FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2018, file photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Combat won out over caution. White House aides and congressio...(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta). FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2018, file photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Combat won out over caution. White House aides and congressio...
    President Donald Trump is embracing combat over caution with the allegation of sexual misconduct against his Supreme Court nominee.More >>
    President Donald Trump is embracing combat over caution with the allegation of sexual misconduct against his Supreme Court nominee.More >>
  • Kavanaugh accuser wants to talk to Senate; terms up in air

    Kavanaugh accuser wants to talk to Senate; terms up in air

    Saturday, September 22 2018 1:51 AM EDT2018-09-22 05:51:44 GMT
    Saturday, September 22 2018 7:33 PM EDT2018-09-22 23:33:49 GMT
    (Jim Bourg/Pool Photo via AP, File). FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2018, file photo Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh is surrounded by photographers as he stands with Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley R-Iowa, during his confirmatio...(Jim Bourg/Pool Photo via AP, File). FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2018, file photo Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh is surrounded by photographers as he stands with Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley R-Iowa, during his confirmatio...

    The high-stakes brinkmanship over whether Brett Kavanaugh's accuser would testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee came to a momentary standstill as GOP Chairman Chuck Grassley gave Christine Blasey Ford more time to decide on the terms of her appearance.

    More >>

    The high-stakes brinkmanship over whether Brett Kavanaugh's accuser would testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee came to a momentary standstill as GOP Chairman Chuck Grassley gave Christine Blasey Ford more time to decide on the terms of her appearance.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly