Join Us December 17th for the 115th Anniversary Celebration!
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, Dr. Wayne James, Director
8:45 AM OPENING OFFICIAL CEREMONIES
PRESIDING Arthur Lamothe, President First Flight Society
PRESENTATION OF COLORS Civil Air Patrol Cadets, NC Wings
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Arthur J. Lamothe, President FFS
NATIONAL ANTHEM Echo of Heritage
INVOCATION Pastor Marc O’Neal, Camden United Methodist Church
OFFICIAL WELCOME Mr. 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,
INTO PAUL E. GARBER FIRST FLIGHT SHRINE Aeronautics, Smithsonian
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 NPS Historian
Wreath Presentation by 1903 Witness Descendants Darrell Collins, Historian, FFS Lifetime Member
10:35 AM NASA TRIBUTE – WRIGHT BROTHERS NATIONAL MEMORIAL FLYOVER
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