Wilmington Designated As The First World War II Heritage City
During March of 2019, President Donald Trump signed legislation directing the United States Secretary of the Interior to designate at least one city per year as an American World War II Heritage City. It is wonderful news that Wilmington has been chosen to receive this first designation. My compliments to retired Captain Wilbur D. Jones Jr. for working on this endeavor close to 12 years. As the Chairman of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners years ago, at Captain Jones’ request, I wrote a letter of support for this designation to our Congressional delegation. As a member of the State House of Representatives, and also at the request of Captain Jones, I introduced House Resolution 970 during the 2018 Legislative Short Session in support of this designation, which passed unanimously. I am very proud to have played a small part in assisting Captain Jones in getting the job done.