WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump will visit Wilmington Wednesday to declare it a World War II “Heritage City.”
Legislation enacted last year requires the Secretary of the Interior to declare at least one city a year to be a World War II Heritage City. Wilmington would be the first.
Wilmington has been home to the Battleship North Carolina since 1962. The ship was active in the Pacific theater during World War II and is now a floating museum.
North Carolina is also a battleground state in the November presidential election.