Trump on Wednesday declares Wilmington a World War II legacy city

By | September 2, 2020
Trump on Wednesday declares Wilmington a World War II legacy city

Presidential visit to Wilmington includes a visit to North Carolina battleship

President Donald Trump visits the town of Wilmington in North Carolina on Wednesday. The visit is timed to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.

As previously reported, the president will declare Wilmington a World War II heritage city, meet with veterans, and visit the Battleship North Carolina, which has been in Wilmington since 1962. The ship, which took part in the battles on the Pacific front, has now been turned into a museum.

Last year, a law was passed requiring the Minister of the Interior to declare at least one city a World War II heritage city each year. Wilmington will be the first city to be granted this status.

Trump is accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence and Interior Secretary David Bernhardt.

The president also plans to attend an event called “Police for Trump,” during which the Southern State Police Association will support his candidacy.

The last time President Trump visited Wilmington was during the 2016 election campaign.

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