Join Us December 17th for the 115th Anniversary Celebration!

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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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