WRIGHT BROTHERS DAY – December 17
Wright Brothers Day – December 17
WRIGHT BROTHERS DAY
By Presidential Proclamation, December 17 is Wright Brothers Day. The President is requested each year to issue a proclamation inviting the people of the United States to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.
Wright Brothers Day is an annual United States national observation. It is codified in the US Code and Wright Brothers Day commemorates the first successful flights in a heavier than air, mechanically propelled airplane, that were made by Orville and Wilbur Wright on December 17, 1903 near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.