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  • Bridget Sturman

    Bald eagle sitting on soldiers gravestone. Thank you God for these Hero's, rest now in peace

  • DeAnna S.

    Bald Eagle Lands on Grave at US Military Cemetery

  • Peer Into The Past: History

    This image of an eagle perched atop a gravestone was snapped at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota, by amateur photographer Frank Glick during the Spring of 2011. The symbolism of such a setting seems particularly apropos because the Bald Eagle is the national bird of the United States and features prominently in Great Seal of the United States, and images of eagles are associated with the concepts of freedom and patriotism and are commonly used in military insignia. An article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune described how Frank Glick came to snap this striking photograph: It was a crow that first caught Frank Glick's attention. It was flying around erratically, so Glick got out his Nikon camera and followed it. It was around 6 a.m. on a hazy spring day and he was driving through Fort Snelling National Cemetery because he was early for a training meeting at Delta Airlines, where he works. Glick is an amateur photographer, but he always carries his camera, just in case. So he followed the crow, in some cultures a symbol of good luck and magic, until he saw it: a huge eagle perched on a tombstone, its eyes alert, its head craned, looking for prey. In the foreground, dew glistened on the grass. Glick got his shot. The eagle had landed on the grave of Sgt. Maurice Ruch, who had been a member of the St. Anthony Kiwanis Club. Maurie graduated from college in mechanical engineering in December of 1941 and enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Known for his keen eye, he became a rifle marksman and was stationed in the Aleutian Islands. He served four years in the military and earned a bronze star.

  • Rick Adams

    This one may give you goose bumps - beautiful. Pic taken at the National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN on a June morning - as it appeared in the Minneapolis Star/Tribune. Talk about a picture being worth a thousand words! It says everything .This could become an official Memorial Day, 4th of July and/or Veterans Day remembrance photo; “Our symbol standing guard”.

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