When America’s national symbol unexpectedly swooped down on the 9/11 commemoration ceremony in Minnesota, the crowd went wild. As the U.S. marked the 17th anniversary of the Muslim terrorist attacks on America in 2001, which claimed the lives of more than 3,000 people, and countless firefighters, police, and first responders since then, one of the ceremonies had a surprising and most welcome guest.
RT (h/t Richard S) The Andover Fire Department, based in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, 15 miles north of the state capital Minneapolis, used a cable suspended between two fully extended fire truck ladders to hoist a massive American flag over a freeway packed with passing cars, honking in salute of the first responders who died during the attacks on September 11, 2001 in New York.
First responders and passersby lining the freeway overpass gasped in astonishment as the national symbol graced them with its presence. “Isn’t that unbelievable?” Streich says in amazement. “This eagle just landed on the aerial, while we’re doing the 9/11 memorial. Phenomenal.”