In 1939 Franklin Delano Roosevelt issued a presidential proclamation designating the anniversary of Orville Wright's birthday to be National Aviation Day, a time for everyone who pilots or rides in airplanes to thank the Wright brothers and all pioneers of flight. So while many today are putting off commercial air travel, we still wonder at the ingenuity and industry of the individuals who opened the skies to us. Today's mural shows the first flight of the Wright Flyer, December 17, 1903, with Orville piloting and brother Wilbur running at wingtip.