Minutes before the Restoring Honor Rally started at the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 2010, a flock of Canadian Geese came flying up the reflecting pond from the Washington Monument towards the Lincoln Memorial. The crowd spontaneously cheered as they flew by and a sense of peace came on the venue. At least, I felt it and I teared up a little.
Here is a brief video of it:
After a quick search about the symbolism of flying geese this is what was found:
Flying geese symbols were used on quilts during slavery to indicate the direction of freedom.