Stunning: This Bald Eagle Creates a Patriotic Moment

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Literally stunning: This Bald Eagle created a stunningly patriotic moment. A 2011 photo of a huge bald eagle perched atop a gravestone went viral over the Memorial Day 2015 weekend. A profile written about the photographer Frank Glick by, proves that it’s real.

Glick was driving through Fort Snelling National Cemetery when he caught the moment.

“It’s been pretty hard to keep up with this stuff,” Glick told the Star Tribune in May of 2015. “It’s pretty amazing what’s going on”

It was tweeted by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and it touched a nerve with many Americans. Glick explained that he snapped the photo, not knowing it would be such a powerful image. He revealed to Fox News that the widow of Maurice Ruch, the soldier on whose gravestone the eagle was perched, was extremely moved by the photo, particularly because she and her husband used to photograph eagles themselves.

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