Wright Brothers Day
) is a United States national observation
US Code quotation
TITLE 36, Subtitle I, Part A, CHAPTER 1, § 143
- (a) Designation. December 17 is Wright Brothers Day.
- (b) Purpose. 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.
- (c) Proclamation. The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation inviting the people of the United States to observe Wright Brothers Day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.