The Wright Brothers Monument at Wright Brothers National Memorial is a striking Art Deco style structure that commemorates the first sustained flight in a heavier-than-air machine on December 17, 1903. Made of granite and over 60 feet high, it is perched dramatically on the top of a grassy hill in the Kill Devil Hills area of the Outer Banks of North Carolina between Nags Head and Kitty Hawk.
Sponsor packages are available.
August 19 - Orville Wright's birthday (and also his sister, Katherine's)
110th Celebration of Powered Flight
CALENDAR OF EVENTS--DECEMBER 16-17, 2013
All events are open to the public, but reservations are required for the Pre-Flight Celebration Dinner and the Annual Luncheon.
Call 252-441-1903 to make reservations for these events.
Monday, December 16:
Tuesday, December 17: Wright Brothers National Memorial Pavilion
8:45 AM – 9:00 AM Northeastern High School Band Concert
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM 110th Anniversary Ceremonies
10:35 AM - Military and civilian aircraft flyover
Presentation of Colors
Pledge of Allegiance
Official Welcome by Superintendent Barclay Trimble
Recognition of Special Guests
Wright Brothers Story: Darrell Collins, Historian, National Park Service
Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Tribute to Honoree and Induction to Shrine
10:35 AM Aviation Fly-By - Tribute to the Wright Brothers
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Placing of the Wreaths – Boulder Site (Darrell Collins, NPS Historian, Presiding and Wreath presentations - 1903 Witness Descendants and Founding Fathers familiies
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM - Annual Luncheon and First Flight Society Annual Meeting
Call to order - President Geneva Perry
Recognition of Guests
Presentation: Colonel James E. "Red" Smith Distinguished Service Award
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2:15 PM – 3:00 PM Annual Business Meeting and Election of Directors - First Flight Society – Hilton Garden Inn - Ballots for the Election of Directors will be distributed to members in good standing at the luncheon.
All events subject to change.
The Flyer - The Quarterly Newsletter of the First Flight Society
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