Wright brothers anniversary will be marked in Friday ceremony

Pilots from MacAir Aero Club in Greene County flew in formation over the Wright Brothers Memorial in 2015 where the 112th Anniversary of the the first powered airplane flight was remembered with speeches, a wreath laying and a written proclamation from then-President Obama declaring December 17 to be Wright Brothers Day. TY GREENLEES / STAFF
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Pilots from MacAir Aero Club in Greene County flew in formation over the Wright Brothers Memorial in 2015 where the 112th Anniversary of the the first powered airplane flight was remembered with speeches, a wreath laying and a written proclamation from then-President Obama declaring December 17 to be Wright Brothers Day. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

The anniversary of the Wright brothers first flight at Kitty Hawk, N.C., 114 years ago will be marked at a Friday ceremony at the Wright Brothers Memorial.

Burt Logan, executive director of the Ohio History Connection, is the keynote speaker.

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Col. Bradley M. McDonald, installation commander of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, will speak at the opening of the 10 a.m. ceremony.

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The memorial is next to the Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center, 2380 Memorial Road, near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Dayton natives Orville and Wilbur Wright designed and flew a motorized airplane that took to the air for the first time on Dec. 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk, N.C.