COON RAPIDS, Minn. -- A tribute in Minnesota memorializing those who died in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks turned into an even more amazing moment when a bald eagle landed atop an aerial fire truck.
"Isn't that unbelievable?" said Andover Fire Chief Jerry Streich in a video shared on the department's Facebook page.
The NBC affiliate in Minneapolis, KARE-TV, said the fire truck was holding an American flag to honor and remember those who lost their lives on 9/11, and while the tribute was being held, the eagle perched atop the truck, creating the awe-inspiring moment.
Streich told KARE it was the 17th year for the city's annual tribute and certainly seems to be one that nobody will ever forget.
"There’s no better symbol to represent America today than a flag, but then for an eagle to land on a fire truck holding a flag, I mean, it doesn't get much more symbolic than that," he said.
And if that wasn't enough, Streich said the eagle landed around the same time as the national moment of silence.
The live Facebook video has been viewed more than half a million times and shared nearly 30,000 times since it was posted Tuesday morning. You can see the video below.