Dayton Commemorates Flight Anniversary

Dec 17, 2012

The anniversary of powered flight is going to be commemorated in the Wright brothers' hometown.

The Dayton Daily News reports that the 109th anniversary of flight will be recognized in a wreath-laying ceremony Monday morning on Wright Memorial Hill in Dayton.

Air Force Lt. Col. Eric Piel, a C-5 and C-17 cargo jet pilot, will speak at the event. Amanda Lane Wright, a great grandniece of the Wright brothers, and Col. Cassie Barlow, Wright-Patterson 88th Air Base Wing commander, will participate in the wreath laying.

A World War II-era B-25 Mitchell bomber is expected to perform a fly over.

Orville and Wilbur Wright flew the first powered airplane on Dec. 17, 1903.