Thursday, March 21, 2019

Wilmington N.C.Could Become the First WW II Heritage City

From March 12, 2019, WWAY News, Wilmington, N.C..

President Trump signed the bill into law today.  It was authored by Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Congressman David Rouzer (R-NC).

The new law allows the secretary of the interior to annually designate a U.S. city as American World War II Heritage City and there is a good chance Wilmington will be the first one.

Wilmington was the site of the North Carolina Shipbuilding Company which built 243 ships during the war as well as many other items from the war.  Click on the Wilmington NC At War label for more information.

This has been the dream of Wilmington resident Wilbur D. Jones who has been the force behind this for many years.

So Congratulations Mr. Jones!!!  --GreGen

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