Dear aviation: Are you OK? You need a day to yourself

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In the U.S.,nearly 850 million passengers flew last year during the safest period in aviation history — that’s an increase of 2.6% from the year before. Worldwide, more than 3.3 billion flew. That’s a record.

Hey, aviation, that’s kind of impressive. You deserve some respect. Somebody should throw you a damn party. The country needs to give you a day all to yourself.

Already done.

Forget about National Whiner Day and National Cheeseball Day. This Wednesday, August 19, is National Aviation Day, thanks to a presidential proclamation made in 1939.

Read the article and view slides and video at cnn.com.