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Visit Woodland for National Aviation Week

Celebrate National Aviation Week, National Aviation Day and the birthdays of Orville and Katharine Wright

August 19th was selected in 1939 by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who issued a presidential proclamation which designated the anniversary of Orville Wright's birthday, to be National Aviation Day.

The proclamation was codified (USC 36:I:A:1:118), and it allows the sitting US President to proclaim August 19 as National Aviation Day each year, if desired. Their proclamation may direct all federal buildings and installations to fly the US flag on that day, and may encourage citizens to observe the day with activities that promote interest in aviation.

Incidentally, Orville Wright was still alive when the proclamation was first issued and would live another nine years.

Wright Brothers Grave Site

Woodland was very pleased to work with the Garden Club of Dayton, in partnership with the Siebenthaler Company and a grant from NAHA, on their efforts to restore the landscaping at the Wright Brothers grave site. Located in Section 101 Lot 2533.

Happy Birthday Orville and Katharine!

And may all the members of the Wright Family rest in peace.


The story above is an excerpt from

the Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum in their email newsletter.

Woodland is site #8 on the Aviation Trail.

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