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Bald eagle lands on fire engine during 9/11 memorial ceremony

The moment has been viewed by millions, with many praising its symbolism.

Americans paying their respects on the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks witnessed a poignant moment as a bald eagle landed on a fire engine involved in a memorial service.

Andover Fire Station Chief Jerry Streich took to Facebook Live to share the remarkable moment, after the American symbol landed on the truck – which was being used to hold up a US flag.

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

“Look what landed on top of the aerial on 9/11,” said Streich in Minnesota. “Isn’t that unbelievable?”

The eagle flew off shortly afterwards, but the remarkable moment has been viewed millions of times on Facebook.

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