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Wright brothers anniversary will be marked in Friday ceremony

The anniversary of the Wright brothers first flight at Kitty Hawk, N.C., 114 years ago will be marked at a Friday ceremony at the Wright Brothers Memorial.

Burt Logan, executive director of the Ohio History Connection, is the keynote speaker.

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Col. Bradley M. McDonald, installation commander of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, will speak at the opening of the 10 a.m. ceremony.

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The memorial is next to the Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center, 2380 Memorial Road, near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Dayton natives Orville and Wilbur Wright designed and flew a motorized airplane that took to the air for the first time on Dec. 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk, N.C.

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