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Sunday, December 18, 2005

Witnesses to Witnesses to History Witnessed in N.C.

From The (Nags Head, N.C.) Outer Banks Sentinel of Dec. 17, 2005:

Wright Memorial unveils new statues

BY CHARLEY BUNYEA, SENTINEL STAFF

The national memorial of the first powered flight in history is now complete and forever frozen in time as three new statues were unveiled at the Wright Brothers National Memorial on Friday.

"Forever memorialized and captured in bronze is that one 500th of a second when flight was first achieved," said US Coast Guard Chaplain Rob Heckathorne during the ceremony.

More than 50 descendents of the four individuals who witnessed the first flight were present to see their distant relatives immortalized in bronze.

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