Wright Brothers Day, 2005, 75711-75712 [05-24384]

Download as PDF 75711 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 244 Wednesday, November 21, 2005 Title 3— Proclamation 7969 of December 16, 2005 The President Wright Brothers Day, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation On December 17, 1903, a wooden aircraft lifted from the sands of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, remaining airborne for 12 seconds and covering a distance of 40 yards. That first powered flight was a heroic moment in our Nation’s history and in the story of mankind. On Wright Brothers Day, we celebrate the journey that began at Kitty Hawk and commemorate the imagination, ingenuity, and determination of Orville and Wilbur Wright. The American experience in air and space is an epic of endurance and discovery. The past 102 years have brought supersonic flight, space travel, and the exploration of the Moon and Mars. Charles Lindbergh’s solo, nonstop passage across the Atlantic Ocean and the record-breaking flights of Amelia Earhart captured the public’s imagination and encouraged the growth of aviation. Americans such as Chuck Yeager, the first man to break the sound barrier, and Alan Shepard, the first American in space, and Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, the first men on the Moon, led our Nation on a voyage of discovery. These pioneers explored the unknown and brought the bold dream of the Wright Brothers into the future. Their dedication and skill and that of countless others reflect the finest values of our country and have helped ensure that the United States continues to lead the world in flight. Americans will always be risk-takers for the sake of exploration. As we remember the achievements of the Wright Brothers, we look forward to challenging the frontiers of knowledge in a new century. The Congress, by a joint resolution approved December 17, 1963 (77 Stat. 402; 36 U.S.C. 143) as amended, has designated December 17 of each year as ‘‘Wright Brothers Day’’ and has authorized and requested the President to issue annually a proclamation inviting the people of the United States to observe that day with appropriate ceremonies and activities. wwhite on PROD1PC61 with FRO0 NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim December 17, 2005, as Wright Brothers Day. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:55 Dec 20, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\21DEO0.SGM 21DEO0 75712 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 244 / Wednesday, November 21, 2005 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixteenth day of December, in the year of our Lord two thousand five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth. W [FR Doc. 05–24384 Filed 12–20–05; 8:45 am] wwhite on PROD1PC61 with FRO0 Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:55 Dec 20, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\21DEO0.SGM 21DEO0

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 244 (Wednesday, December 21, 2005)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 75711-75712]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-24384]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 244 / Wednesday, November 21, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 7969 of December 16, 2005

                
Wright Brothers Day, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                On December 17, 1903, a wooden aircraft lifted from the 
                sands of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, remaining airborne 
                for 12 seconds and covering a distance of 40 yards. 
                That first powered flight was a heroic moment in our 
                Nation's history and in the story of mankind. On Wright 
                Brothers Day, we celebrate the journey that began at 
                Kitty Hawk and commemorate the imagination, ingenuity, 
                and determination of Orville and Wilbur Wright.

                The American experience in air and space is an epic of 
                endurance and discovery. The past 102 years have 
                brought supersonic flight, space travel, and the 
                exploration of the Moon and Mars. Charles Lindbergh's 
                solo, nonstop passage across the Atlantic Ocean and the 
                record-breaking flights of Amelia Earhart captured the 
                public's imagination and encouraged the growth of 
                aviation. Americans such as Chuck Yeager, the first man 
                to break the sound barrier, and Alan Shepard, the first 
                American in space, and Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, 
                the first men on the Moon, led our Nation on a voyage 
                of discovery. These pioneers explored the unknown and 
                brought the bold dream of the Wright Brothers into the 
                future. Their dedication and skill and that of 
                countless others reflect the finest values of our 
                country and have helped ensure that the United States 
                continues to lead the world in flight.

                Americans will always be risk-takers for the sake of 
                exploration. As we remember the achievements of the 
                Wright Brothers, we look forward to challenging the 
                frontiers of knowledge in a new century.

                The Congress, by a joint resolution approved December 
                17, 1963 (77 Stat. 402; 36 U.S.C. 143) as amended, has 
                designated December 17 of each year as ``Wright 
                Brothers Day'' and has authorized and requested the 
                President to issue annually a proclamation inviting the 
                people of the United States to observe that day with 
                appropriate ceremonies and activities.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim December 
                17, 2005, as Wright Brothers Day.

[[Page 75712]]

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                sixteenth day of December, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand five, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.

                    (Presidential Sig.)B

[FR Doc. 05-24384
Filed 12-20-05; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P