It makes you wonder if this wasn't a symbol. I tend to believe these things are, but that might be just me. A tribute to memorialize the events that took place 17 years ago on Sept. 11 became a real inspiring moment when an eagle decided to take a rest atop an aerial truck in Coon Rapids.
Maryland firefighters had set up a tribute to those lost 17 years ago with a firetruck's rescue ladder extended into the sky.
A bald eagle saw this as a great place to land and rest and view the scene.
Spectators including the firefighters grabbed pictures and this video of the eagle symbolically observing the display