President Trump to visit Wilmington on Wednesday

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President Trump speaks on day one of the Republican National Convention on August 24, 2020. (Photo: Pool)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — President Trump will visit Wilmington on Wednesday to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the end of World War II, and declare the Wilmington as the First World War II Heritage City, according to a White House official.

During President Trump’s visit, he will meet with veterans, tour the Battleship North Carolina, and give remarks honoring the contributions of Wilmington to the U.S. victory in World War II.

In March 2019, President Trump signed legislation directing the U.S. Secretary of the Interior to designate at least one city per year as an American World War II Heritage City.

Built in 1937, Battleship North Carolina was first commissioned on April 9, 1941 and took part in every major naval offensive in the Pacific area of operation, and earned 15 battle stars.

After the war, the ship was used as a training vessel and finally decommissioned in 1947. The Battleship North Carolina found a permanent place in Wilmington as a war memorial.

This will be President Trump’s 12th visit to North Carolina

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