114th Annual Celebration of the Wright Brothers First Flight

Wright Brothers National Memorial
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
December 17, 2017
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Time: 9:00 AM

Price: Park entrance fees will be waived the day of.

Gather at the exact site at the exact time as the historic flight to remember. •8:30 a.m. – The observance begins with a patriotic musical prelude •9:00 a.m. – The formal program will commemorate the Wrights’ achievement and pay tribute to this years inductee into the First Flight Society's Paul E. Garber First Flight Shrine. •10:35 a.m. – An aviation flyover will pay tribute to the Wright brothers at the documented exact moment of the Wrights’ first flight. •11:00 a.m. – Darrell Collins, NPS Historian, presides over the wreath-laying ceremony to honor the Wright brothers and the witnesses of the first flight at the exact spot where the famous first flight occurred. Throughout the day, the park's museum exhibits and activities provide interpretive talks in the Flight Room. The Visitors Center will open at 9:00 am.

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