December 17 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Gather at the exact site at the exact time as the historic flight to remember.
• 8:30 a.m. – Observance begins with a patriotic musical prelude
• 9:00 a.m. – Visitors Center opens as the program commemorates the Wrights’ achievement and pays tribute to this year's inductee into the First Flight Society’s Paul E. Garber First Flight Shrine.
• 10:35 a.m. – Aviation flyover pays tribute to the Wright brothers at the documented exact moment of the Wrights’ first flight.
• 11:00 a.m. – Darrell Collins, NPS Historian, presides over the wreath-laying ceremony honoring the Wright brothers and witnesses of the first flight … at the exact spot where the famous first flight occurred.
Throughout the day, the park’s museum exhibits and activities provide interpretive talks in the Flight Room. Come be a part of history.