115th Anniversary of Powered Flight

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115th Anniversary of Powered Flight – Our biggest celebration December 16 & 17, 2018. Wright Brothers National Memorial Park admission is free on December 17 and the Anniversary program begins at 9:00 a.m.  THIS IS A MONDAY, so plan early so you don’t miss it!  No longer a hidden figure in the history of NASA and Aviation, Mrs. Katherine Johnson will be inducted into the Paul E. Garber First Flight Society Shrine on December 17th!

 

TENTATIVE PROGRAM OUTLINE DEC 17, 2018 – WRIGHT BROTHERS NATIONAL MEMORIAL

 

 

8:30 AM               PRELUDE BAND CONCERT                       Northeastern High School Band, Wayne James, Director

 

8:45 AM               OPENING OFFICIAL CEREMONIES           Arthur J. Lamothe, President, First Flight Society, Inc.

 

PRESENTATION OF COLORS                                               Civil Air Patrol Cadets, NC & VA Wings

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

NATIONAL ANTHEM                                                            Echo of Heritage

 

INVOCATION                                                                         Pastor Marc O’Neal, Camden United                                                                                                                                              Methodist Church

 

OFFICIAL WELCOME                                                         Dave Hallac, Superintendent, NPS Outer Banks Group

 

RECOGNITION SPECIAL GUESTS                                      Arthur J. Lamothe, President  FFS

 

TRIBUTE TO KATHERINE G. JOHNSON & INDUCTION    Dr. Tom Crouch, Senior Curator, Aeronautics, Smithsonian Institute

INTO PAUL E. GARBER FIRST FLIGHT SHRINE

 

INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKER                                            Dr. Charles Davidson, FFS Board of Directors

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER                                                             Dr. David E. Bowles, Director, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA

 

WRIGHT BROTHERS STORY                                                Aimie Ginnevere, WBNM Park Ranger

 

Wreath Presentation by 1903 Witness Descendants          Darrell Collins, Historian, FFS Lifetime Member

 

10:35 AM            NASA TRIBUTE  – WRIGHT BROTHERS NATIONAL MEMORIAL FLYOVER