Families gathered on a brisk Saturday morning in December 2022 to commemorate the 119th anniversary of Wilbur and Orville Wright’s first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
- David Hallac, superintendent, National Parks of Eastern North Carolina
- Mike Fonseca, president, First Flight Society
- U.S. Air Force General Mark D. Kelly, commander, Air Combat Command
- Doug Melville, great-nephew of Davis
- Maria Tinker, supervisory park ranger, Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site (Tuskegee, Alabama)
Following the speeches, a wreath laying ceremony was held by descendants of the witnesses of the first flight pictured below in images captured by photographer Judith H. Fearing. These invididuals included descendants of:
- W. C. Brinkley – Harry Schiffman
- John T. Daniels – Anthony Brigidini-great grandson, Lauren, great-great granddaughter, Lou Daniels Quinn, and daughters Mary V. Quinn, Sarah Kate Quinn, and Lauren N. Quinn
- Johnny Moore– Karen Brickhouse (granddaughter), Lisa Brickhouse Davis (great granddaughter with daughter Emily Davis), Lee Brickhouse (great grandson)
- W.S. Dough– Brian DeHart (great grandson), great-great granddaughters, Emma Grace, Faith and Joy DeHart
- A.D. Etheridge– Alma Clark (Granddaughter) Jaye Massacar and Betsy Brown, great great granddaughters
Two Wright descendants — Paul Wright Jameson and Mason Wright Jameson — were also in attendance. Paul conducted the ceremony for this year’s Wreath Ceremony.