NPS Waives Entrance Fees at Wright Brothers NM on Veterans Day Weekend
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 more on national park fee free days, go to www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.
Did You Know?
The world’s first passenger flight took place at Kitty Hawk on May 14, 1908. Wilbur Wright flew the plane and Charles Furnas, a mechanic, was the passenger. Orville and Furnas then made a flight together of over 2 miles.