Trump Designates Wilmington As The First American World War II Heritage City!

Trump Designates Wilmington As The First American World War II Heritage City!


Trump visited Wilminton, NC on September 2nd to designate the town as the first World War II Hertitiage site in America, honoring a group of War vetrans who bravely fought in World War II. 

Trump wouldn’t miss the chance to celebrate in person, and proudly gave a wonderful speech commemorating this historic moment – and quite a lot of Trump fans cheered him on!

Listen to his speech below: 

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Fox 6 tells us more about Trump's visit to Wilmington and shares more of his speech: 

President Donald Trump used the power of incumbency to his advantage Wednesday, making a personal appearance in a key battleground state on V-J Day to declare the port city of Wilmington, North Carolina a World War II “Heritage City.”

Congress passed a bill earlier this year that included a provision requiring the secretary of the interior to annually designate one city in the United States as an “American World War II Heritage City.”

Wilmington is the first city to get that designation and Trump is not missing the chance to celebrate in person, although White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany insisted earlier this week that “there’s not a political purpose in this visit.”

But when he landed in Wilmington, Trump told a few hundred supporters that his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, is “stone cold crazy.”

“We're making strides, you know, the stock market's hitting another high,” Trump said, adding that the U.S. economy is coming back “very strongly” from the coronavirus pandemic.

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And WECT 6 News shared some of the organizers thoughts and feelings of Trump's trip to honor World War II vets:

“This is all about Wilmington,” said Will Knecht, the Chairman for the NHC GOP. “This is about our history. This is about the World War II designation as a heritage city—the first in America.”

“They are scheduled to have the aircraft park on the north ramp,” said Julie Wilsey, the airport director for ILM. “The 747 is an extremely large aircraft, much larger than what were used to having, so we’re going to need the entire north ramp to park the aircraft and all the equipment and all the stuff that goes along with the president’s visit.”

Knecht and Wilsey told WECT there will be between 500-800 people welcoming President Trump on the tarmac by invitation only.

Knecht says there will be people lining the streets on 23rd Street from the airport exit to the Hwy. 74 ramp. He says anyone is welcome to join them to welcome the president to Wilmington.


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