Dayton commemorates flight anniversary

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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- The anniversary of powered flight is going to be commemorated in the Wright brothers' Dayton hometown.

The Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/UYkYNM ) reports that the 109th anniversary of flight will be recognized in a wreath-laying ceremony Monday morning on Wright Memorial Hill.

Air Force Lt. Col. Eric Piel, a C-5 and C-17 cargo jet pilot, will speak at the event. Amanda Lane Wright, a great grandniece of the Wright brothers, and Col. Cassie Barlow, Wright-Patterson 88th Air Base Wing commander, will participate in the wreath laying.

A World War II-era B-25 Mitchell bomber is expected to perform a fly over.

Orville and Wilbur Wright flew the first powered airplane on Dec. 17, 1903.

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Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com