Commemoration

Commemoration (HM25QP)

Location: Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 Dare County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 1.184', W 75° 40.113'

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Wright Brothers National Memorial

On December 17th, 1928, only 25 years after the Wrights achieved flight, three thousand people from over forty nations gathered at this remote place to celebrate the global importance of the birth of flight.

The National Aeronautic Association dedicated the First Flight Boulder (on your right), marking the takeoff point of the first flights. The cornerstone of the Wright Brothers Monument (on your left)—our nation's tribute to the brothers—was set atop Big Kill Devil Hill.

Even today, more than 100 years since their achievement, people from all over the world visit this site to honor and remember the Wright brothers—and find inspiration.
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HM NumberHM25QP
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Placed ByNational Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Thursday, March 1st, 2018 at 10:01am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 439759 N 3986343
Decimal Degrees36.01973333, -75.66855000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 1.184', W 75° 40.113'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 1' 11.04" N, 75° 40' 6.78" W
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Area Code(s)252
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Wright Memorial, Kill Devil Hills NC 27948, US
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