First responders lined a freeway overpass in Andover to mark the day that four planes attacked the U.S., joining other Americans across the country in memorial services for those who lost their lives and the loved ones who had to go on without them.
The amazing symbolism of the eagle landing on the ladder truck at that precise moment wasn’t lost on those observing the worst attack on American soil since Pearl Harbor.
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“This eagle just landed on the aerial while we’re doing the 9/11 memorial. Phenomenal,” the firefighter who filmed it said with awe in his voice.
The bald eagle, fiercely beautiful and majestic, is a symbol of the country's strength, freedom and courage. It was aptly chosen as the emblem of the United States on June 20, 1782, for just those qualities.