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PUBLIC LAW 86-000—MMMM. DD, 1960

PROCLAMATIONS WRIGHT BROTHERS DAY, 1959 By the President of the United States '

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of America A Proclamation

WHEREAS on December 17, 1903. the Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, made the world's first successful flight in a heavier-than-air, mechanically propelled airplane, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina; and WHEREAS it is appropriate that the memory of the Wright brothers, whose genius, courage, and enterprise wrought profound change in the lives of mankind, should be honored on the anniversary day of their epic flight; and WHEREAS the Congress of the United States, by a joint resolution approved September 21, 1959, has designated the 73 Stat. sss. seventeenth day of December 1959 as Wright Brothers Day, and has requested the President to issue a proclamation inviting the people of the United States to observe that day with appropriate ceremonies and activities: NOW, THEREFORE, I, DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, President of the United States of America, do hereby call upon officials of the Government to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on Wright Brothers Day, December 17, 1959; and I invite the people of the United States to observe that day with ceremonies and activities designed to honor the memory of Orville and Wilbur Wright, and to further interest and activity in the field of aviation in this country. G3