A bald eagle has joined the solemn memories of September 11 when landing in a fire truck in Minnesota in the middle of a tribute ceremony.
The Andover Fire Department was using two scale trucks to display an American flag on Highway 10 outside northern Minneapolis when the eagle landed on Tuesday morning.
The bald eagle landed on the extended air bucket and watched as the firemen covered a banner on the flyover that said "We will never forget."
"It's not amazing," Fire Chief Jerry Streich marveled at a video he took of the moment.
The Andover Fire Department hung an American flag between the antennas of two fire trucks on Highway 10 near Minneapolis on Tuesday as a tribute to the victims of September 11.
The firemen looked up and realized that a bald eagle had landed in one of the air buckets
The bald eagle watched while the firemen displayed a banner that said "We will never forget"
"This eagle just landed on the antenna while I was doing the September 11 memorial, great," said Streich.
& # 39; We're all here for nobody to forget & # 39; said the boss.
It was one of many tributes across the country on Tuesday to the nearly 3,000 people who died in the attacks of September 11, 2001 and emergency personnel.
In Shanksville, Pennsylvania, at the crash site of Flight 93, President Donald Trump greeted the passenger and crew heroes who stormed the cabin, forcing the hijackers off the plane before they could reach their goal in Washington DC.
At the Pentagon in Northern Virginia, Vice President Mike Pence recalled the heroism of service members and civilians who repeatedly returned to the Pentagon to rescue survivors.
Firefighters with the Andover Fire Department blew flags on the road for the September 11 tribute
They showed a banner that said "We will never forget" and they greeted the cars that passed next
The terrorists & # 39; expected to break our spirit, and failed & # 39; said.
The largest ceremony took place in lower Manhattan, at the commemorative plaza on the Ground Zero site, where the Twin Towers fell on September 11.
Thousands of people gathered in the fog and the soft rain and marked moments of silence at 8:46 a.m. and 9:03 a.m., the exact time that passenger planes hit the North and South Towers.
As it has become an annual tradition, relatives of the deceased read the list of thousands of names of those who perished in the attack on the World Trade Center.
"It's not a day to give speeches, it's not a day to talk about politics, it's about the heart," said Alice Greenwald, director of the September 11 Memorial Museum.
& # 39; We need to be together, that's the only way we can face that kind of pain & # 39;