Darrell Collins, the memorial's historian, says it is not just the Wright brothers' achievement that draws people to the memorial, but their story as well, The News & Observer in Raleigh reported Monday.
Collins said people are attracted by the fact the brothers worked together with few resources other than their own hope and determination.
"In less than a minute," he stated, "they changed the world."
Orville Wright piloted the world's first successful powered aircraft Dec. 17, 1903.
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