The day is celebrated on the 17th of July in honor of an Irish-American stunt pilot’s unplanned flight to Ireland. Douglas Corrigan a pilot from Galveston, Texas, was on his way from California to New York when he made some kind of navigation error and ended up in Ireland. Due to this unplanned flight, he gained fame and was commonly known by people as ‘wrong way’. The flight took place on the 17th of July in 1938 which is why the day is celebrated today on the 17th of July. The national day came into existence in 1987 when the people of Long Island held a parade in honor of Corrigan’s flight and named the day as ‘Wrong Way Corrigan day’.
How to observe it?
There have been a lot of chitter chatter about the national wrong way Corrigan day on the social media accounts which means that people love to honor their heroes and celebrate their victories and heroic acts. Celebrate the day with your loved ones by taking plane rides and telling the little ones about the heroes of the nation. Capture the lovely moments and share it with the world through social media using #nationalwrongwaycorriganday and let the people know that heroes are always remembered.