Wright Brothers Day, 2006, 76109-76110 [06-9802]

Download as PDF 76109 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 71, No. 243 Tuesday, December 19, 2006 Title 3— Proclamation 8091 of December 15, 2006 The President Wright Brothers Day, 2006 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation America has a rich history of exploration and discovery, marked by scientific and technological achievements that have transformed the world. On Wright Brothers Day, we remember two aviation pioneers from Ohio whose big dreams and extraordinary accomplishments helped change the course of human history. On December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright completed the first manned, powered flight in history and ushered all of mankind into a new era of possibility and promise. With Orville at the controls, the Wright brothers’ small aircraft traveled 120 feet in 12 seconds above the dunes of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The age of flight had begun, and in the decades that followed, advancements in aviation would enable determined American risk-takers to cross oceans, break the sound barrier, and walk on the Moon. Today, our Nation follows the Wright brothers’ example of innovation as we continue to explore the frontiers of air and space. My Administration has outlined a vision for space exploration that includes a return to the Moon and a long-term human and robotic program to explore Mars and the solar system. By working to expand the realm of the possible, we can gain a better understanding of the universe and continue the journey that the Wright brothers began more than a century ago. The Congress, by a joint resolution approved December 17, 1963, as amended (77 Stat. 402; 36 U.S.C. 143), 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. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with RULES NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim December 17, 2006, as Wright Brothers Day. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:24 Dec 18, 2006 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\19DED0.SGM 19DED0 76110 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 243 / Tuesday, December 19, 2006 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of December, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-first. [FR Doc. 06–9802 Filed 12–18–06; 11:34 am] VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:24 Dec 18, 2006 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\19DED0.SGM 19DED0 GWBOLD.EPS</GPH> sroberts on PROD1PC70 with RULES Billing code 3195–01–P

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 243 (Tuesday, December 19, 2006)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 76109-76110]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-9802]



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The President





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Proclamation 8091--Wright Brothers Day, 2006


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 71 , No. 243 / Tuesday, December 19, 2006 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 8091 of December 15, 2006

                
Wright Brothers Day, 2006

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                America has a rich history of exploration and 
                discovery, marked by scientific and technological 
                achievements that have transformed the world. On Wright 
                Brothers Day, we remember two aviation pioneers from 
                Ohio whose big dreams and extraordinary accomplishments 
                helped change the course of human history.

                On December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright 
                completed the first manned, powered flight in history 
                and ushered all of mankind into a new era of 
                possibility and promise. With Orville at the controls, 
                the Wright brothers' small aircraft traveled 120 feet 
                in 12 seconds above the dunes of Kitty Hawk, North 
                Carolina. The age of flight had begun, and in the 
                decades that followed, advancements in aviation would 
                enable determined American risk-takers to cross oceans, 
                break the sound barrier, and walk on the Moon.

                Today, our Nation follows the Wright brothers' example 
                of innovation as we continue to explore the frontiers 
                of air and space. My Administration has outlined a 
                vision for space exploration that includes a return to 
                the Moon and a long-term human and robotic program to 
                explore Mars and the solar system. By working to expand 
                the realm of the possible, we can gain a better 
                understanding of the universe and continue the journey 
                that the Wright brothers began more than a century ago.

                The Congress, by a joint resolution approved December 
                17, 1963, as amended (77 Stat. 402; 36 U.S.C. 143), 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, 2006, as Wright Brothers Day.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                fifteenth day of December, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand six, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-first. 
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 06-9802
Filed 12-18-06; 11:34 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P