A JOINT RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING THE SIXTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST FLIGHT OF A MOTOR-POWERED AEROPLANE AT KITTY HAWK, NORTH CAROLINA, DECEMBER 17, 1903.
WHEREAS, here in the great Albemarle section of North Carolina on the windswept sands of Dare County, Wilbur and Orville Wright achieved the first motor-powered flight of an aeroplane on December 17, 1903; and
WHEREAS, this pioneering achievement of the Wright brothers was the culmination of mankind's age-old urge and ambition to fly; and
WHEREAS, the first flight of the Wright brothers has opened up a whole new era in the history of mankind, which has revolutionized worldwide transportation and has given impetus to voyages of discovery now carried on by man as he explores the vast reaches of outer space; and
WHEREAS, this momentous achievement of the Wright brothers has revolutionized not only the speed which man moves, but also his thinking, his habits and his whole manner of life:
Now, therefore, be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
Section 1. That the General Assembly of North Carolina does hereby commemorate the first motor-powered flight of an aeroplane by Wilbur and Orville Wright on December 17, 1903, and rejoices that this great and historic event will be forever associated with the State of North Carolina, with the great Albemarle section, and with the County of Dare.
Sec. 2. That this Resolution shall be effective upon its adoption.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 2nd day of May, 1963.