Monday, April 2, 2018
Celebrating Wilmington's Role in World War II-- Part 2: "America's World War II City"
"A retired U.S. Naval Reserve captain and historian, Wilbur Jones began a quest in 2007 to have Wilmington named 'America's World War II City.' He was motivated not only by the city's contributions during the war years at historic sites, including the Cape Fear Museum, Shipyard Market, Burgwin-Wright House, and the most visible symbol in the city: the steel-gray, flag-fluttering behemoth known as the Battleship North Carolina.
"Jones has persisted in his pursuit of a bill that would grant the historic designation, but legislation has stalled. Happily, 2018 is looking better for Jones' dream."
By Susan Stafford Kelly
Hannah Block Historic USO Building
120 South Second Street
Wilmington, NC 28401