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

    Wright Brothers

    National Memorial North Carolina

NPS Waives Entrance Fees on Veterans Day November 11, 2009

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Date: November 5, 2009
Contact: Wright Brothers National Memorial, 252-441-7430

In 2006, the National Park Service (NPS) established a new annual fee-free day. The tradition continues on Veterans Day, November 11th, when public lands managed by both the Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture will not charge entrance fees.

On Wednesday, November 11, 2009, to honor America’s service men and women, the entrance fee at Wright Brothers National Memorial will be waived. “The Department of the Interior is honored to offer this fee free day to thank our nation’s service men and women,” said Superintendent Mike Murray.

The 391 units of the National Park Service preserve and protect some of the country’s most significant scenic and cultural places. The website www.nps.gov/pub_aff/veterans/honor provides information on National Park Service battlefields, military parks, and historic sites that commemorate the service of American veterans.

The fee waiver applies to entrance fees only. Veteran’s Day and National Public Lands Day in September are the only annual dates when entrance fees are waived nationwide.

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.