• The iconic first flight of the Wright brothers in their 1903 Wright Flyer

    Wright Brothers

    National Memorial North Carolina

National Park Service Volunteer Honored

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News Release Date: July 5, 2007

Wright Brothers National Memorial Volunteer Steve Jones (left) recently received special recognition from Outer Banks Group Superintendent Mike Murray. Jones contributed 1015 hours of volunteer service last year, elevating him to National Park Service Master Ranger Corps status.

Did You Know?

Six Blue Angles jets flying over the monument on top of Kill Devil Hill.

Although the town of Kitty Hawk is always associated with the exploits of the Wright brothers, most of their flying experiments took place about 4 miles to the south on the sands of Kill Devil Hills. The town of Kill Devil Hills, where the memorial is located, was incorporated in 1953.