Wright Brothers Post Card

The Wright brothers inaugurated the aerial age with the world's first successful flights of a powered heavier-than-air flying machine at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on December 17, 1903. In June 1909, a two day celebration was held in the Wrights' hometown of Dayton, Ohio in their honor. Held on June 17-18, the event featured parades, concerts, a fireworks display, and an awards ceremony which included schoolchildren dressed in red, white, and blue and lined up to form an American flag.