A step closer to becoming first WWII Heritage City
The North Carolina House of Representatives unanimously passed a resolution on June 7 urging the United States Congress to pass legislation naming Wilmington, NC as the first American World War II Heritage City. Local elected officials, NC Representative Ted Davis and local WWII historian Captain Wilbur Jones (Ret.) were on hand for the announcement. Pictured at right (from left to right) are: City Councilman Kevin O'Grady, City Councilman Paul Lawler, Mayor Pro-tem Margaret Haynes, Mayor Bill Saffo, New Hanover County Commission Vice-Chairman Skip Watkins, NC Representative Ted Davis, Capt. Wilbur D. Jones, Jr.
Following the announcement, Jones will travel to Washington, DC with city leaders to meet with Wilmington's federal delegation of elected officials.