Today marks the 82nd anniversary of U.S. National Aviation Day.
The American National Aviation Day is an annual national observance that honors the development of the aviation industry.
On this special day, Americans celebrate the history and development of the aviation sector. This date also coincides with the birthday of Orville Wright who, together with his brother Wilbur, made important contributions to powered flight.
On this date every year, some American schools also took this occasion as momentum in organizing special events for students to participate in classroom activities that focus on the topic of aviation.
These activities include: discussing aviation history, including the efforts of the Wright brothers, Amelia Earhart, and other aviation pioneers; and engaging in interactive tasks about airplanes and other means of flight transport, as well as careers associated with the aviation industry.
In the same context, aviation enthusiasts and youth may visit museums about aviation history and technology. Meanwhile, some people visit the Wright Brothers National Memorial in North Carolina at this time of the year.
It’s worth mentioning that President Franklin Roosevelt declared in 1939 that August 19 to be National Aviation Day.
Every year since, Americans commemorate and mark the day and salute all who have a role in making the miracle of flight possible – from pilots to flight crews to technicians and manufacturers.
Also in this regard, the president of the U.S call on government officials to display the flag of the United States on all government buildings on this day.
Moreover, people living in the United States are invited to observe the day with appropriate exercises to further stimulate interest in aviation in the Land of Dreams.