ANDOVER, Minn. (CBSDFW.COM) – While holding a tribute to remember the Sept. 11 attacks, a Minnesota fire department received a special surprise.

In a video, the fire chief of the Andover Fire Department showed an eagle that landed on top of their 9/11 tribute on the 17th anniversary of the attacks Tuesday.

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(Andover Fire Department)

“We’re all set up here, so nobody forgets,” said Fire Chief Jerry Streich.

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Then, the unexpected happened. An eagle landed on top of the department’s aerial truck that was helping to hold an American flag over Highway 10 in Andover.

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“Isn’t what unbelievable?” said Streich. “This eagle just landed on the aerial while we’re doing the 9/11 memorial. Phenomenal.”