America, a juvenile bald eagle, is held by Bruce Beatty, a a federally-licensed birds of prey rehabilitator, Petty Officer 1st Class Dominic Potter (left) and Petty Officer 3rd Class William Peters at a Michigan Department of Natural Resources center in Bay City, Mich., after being rescued in the Saginaw River by Potter and Peters, Sept. 18, 2014. America was not injured and will be cared for by Beatty until released. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Rescuing America

“Everyone, from the good Sam[aritan] who notified us, to the Michigan DNR and the Consumers Power Plant personnel, was so helpful in helping us rescue America,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Andy Burns. “This bird is not just an injured animal, it is our country’s symbol of freedom, and America deserved to be saved.”