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

    Wright Brothers

    National Memorial North Carolina

NPS Waives Entrance Fees at Wright Brothers NM on Veterans Day Weekend

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Date: November 5, 2012
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-473-2111

Superintendent Barclay Trimble announced today that Wright Brothers National Memorial will be joining national park units across the country in honoring current and former servicemen and women and their families.Entrance to Wright Brothers National Memorial will be free to all park visitors Saturday, November 10 through Monday, November 12, 2012.

"National parks preserve places that commemorate our country's collective heritage….iconic symbols of our country that our military have defended through the years," stated Superintendent Trimble."Staff of the Outer Banks Group are grateful for the service and sacrifice of military members, past and present, and we invite everyone to take advantage of this opportunity to enjoy these treasured places."

For information on visiting the parks of the Outer Banks Group, please visit the park's websites at www.nps.gov/wrbr, www.nps.gov/caha, and www.nps.gov/fora, or by calling 252-473-2111.

For more on national park fee free days, go to www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.

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Did You Know?

Sculpture of John Daniels taking the picture

John Daniels, who was employed at the Kill Devils Hills Life-Saving Station in North Carolina was asked to take the now famous photograph of the first flight. Daniels had never operated a camera until the morning of the flight.