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On Wednesday, ‘Spread your wings’

Wednesday will mark the 76th anniversary of National Aviation Day.
Wednesday will mark the 76th anniversary of National Aviation Day. Courtesy

Federal space agency NASA wants everyone to spread their wings on Wednesday.

That’s because Aug. 19 is National Aviation Day, a proclamation made by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1939 to encourage people to participate in activities that celebrate aviation.

That day also is Orville Wright’s birthday.

In recognition of National Aviation Day, NASA has put together a list of activities for people to mark the day.

At the top of that list is the “Spread your wings” campaign. NASA would like people to post pictures of themselves on social media with their arms outstretched, and say how they are celebrating flight. There’s a couple of hashtags they’d like people to use along with their posts: #SpreadYourWings or #NationalAviationDay.

I’ll be spending the day writing about the industry, and somewhere in between spreading my wings.

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