Proclamation 3315—Wright Brothers Day, 1959
By the President of the United States of America
Whereas on December 17, 1903, the Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, made the world's first successful flight in a heavier-than-air, mechanically propelled airplane, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina; and
Whereas it is appropriate that the memory of the Wright brothers, whose genius, courage, and enterprise wrought profound change in the lives of mankind, should be honored on the anniversary day of their epic flight; and
Whereas the Congress of the United States, by a joint resolution approved September 21, 1959, has designated the seventeenth day of December 1959 as Wright Brothers Day, and has requested the President to issue a proclamation inviting the people of the United States to observe that day with appropriate ceremonies and activities:
Now, Therefore, I, Dwight D. Eisenhower, President of the United States of America, do hereby call upon officials of the Government to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on Wright Brothers Day, December 17, 1959; and I invite the people of the United States to observe that day with ceremonies and activities designed to honor the memory of Orville and Wilbur Wright, and to further interest and activity in the field of aviation in this country.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States of America to be affixed.
DONE at the City of Washington this twenty-first day of September in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and fifty-nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and eighty-fourth.
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
By the President:
Acting Secretary of State.
Dwight D. Eisenhower, Proclamation 3315—Wright Brothers Day, 1959 Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/307941