Wright Brothers Day – Connecting the World – 31 Day Challenge / Day 17

Wright Brothers Day  Naomi Mc Laughlan

Isn’t it incredible how Wilbur and Orville Wright, two persistent American inventors who build and flew the first aircraft named ‘Flyer’ lifted up for 12 seconds and 120 feet on December 17, 1903. Today around the site remembers the ‘Wright Brothers National Memorial’ of this historic event at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.

I regularly fly from one continent to another without thinking about it much, but today is the annual ‘Wright Brothers Day’, which is observed nationally in the USA since 1963 to honor the brothers Wright and I am just grateful that I can visit far destinations in a matter of hours, due to their invention and tenacity.

Lisbon Airport Portugal Naomi Mc Laughlan

In the US there are nationwide ceremonies and activities, as well as at Kitty Hawk in North Carolina and in Dayton, Ohio, where the brothers were born, including observations, the annual Wright Brothers dinner where the Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy is awarded in Washington DC.

The Wright brothers were the first to build a successful airplane with aircraft controls that enabled them to steer the plane.

A great lesson and thought-provoking statement, I believe, is what Orville Wright said…

“If we worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true really is true, then there would be little hope for advance.”

What can you discover, improve, invent, dream up or change?

Let me know what you think.

All the Best & Speak to you tomorrow,

Naomi xxx

P.S.: I took the selfie on my most recent trip last month at the Lisbon Airport Portugal where I and my kids had our over-night transit, hence the empty seats and quiet scene behind me. I must say it was really a Family Airport, as the staff was really nice and they had vending machines with healthy options, such as yogurt, jelly, fruit pots and organic milk.

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