Monument to a Century of Flight

Monument to a Century of Flight (HM6IW)

Location: Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 Dare County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 5.844', W 75° 42.906'

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[Marker Front]:
Dedicated on November 8, 2003
In celebration of the soaring of the human spirit

Created by artists
Glen Eure, Hanna Jubran, Jodi Hollnagel Jubran

Architect - Benjamin B. Cahoon

and presented as an enduring legacy by
Icarus International, Inc.

Founders: Glen Eure · Denver Lindley, Jr. · Nancy Tarnai

Board of Directors:President - William J. Kealy · Vice President - Ellen Kealy · Treasurer - Donald W. Bryan · Secretary - Pat Eure · Steve Alterman · Jill Bartel · Peggy Birkemeier · Cheryl L. Byrd · Mary Doll · John G. Gaw, Jr. · Jef Graham · Dave Hilton · Lola Hilton · Beverley Sharp · Melanie Smith

[Marker Back]:
High Flight
John G. Magee, Jr.
Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds...and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of...wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew.
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

John G. Magee, Jr., a 19-year-old American serving with the Royal Canadien Air Force in Britain, wrote "High Flight" in late 1941. He was killed that December in his Spitfire over England.

Message to the people of 2103

Near this marker is a time capsule dedicated to you. It was placed by the First Flight Club of Rotary International under the sponsorship of the Bank of Currituck honoring their President and CEO, Sam T. "Tommy" Moore, Jr. Please open in December of 2103.
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Details
HM NumberHM6IW
Year Placed2003
Placed ByIcarus International, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 9:42pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 435628 N 3994988
Decimal Degrees36.09740000, -75.71510000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 5.844', W 75° 42.906'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 5' 50.64" N, 75° 42' 54.36" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)252
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5230 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk NC 27949, US
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