Recent Events

Locals Salute Veterans, Remember Pearl Harbor

By Ben Steelman StarNews Staff Wilmington residents honored surviving local veterans of Pearl Harbor, in a ceremony at the Port City’s historic World War II USO building. They came in their ball caps and their jackets with the campaign ribbons — a few in wheelchairs, a couple in their old uniforms and fatigue caps. Some […]

“What are We Fighting For?”: A Perspective on Wilmington Blacks and the World War II Home Front and A Salute to the Tuskegee Airmen

Nov. 4 – 100 Black Men of America, Inc., Union Station, Cape Fear Community College, Wilmington, 9:45 a.m.

Wilmington and SENC During WWII

Oct. 8 – Cape Fear Yacht Club, Oak Island, NC, 11:30 a.m.


Rouzer Introduces Bill To Designate Wilmington As “World War II City”

From the desk of Congressman David Rouzer (Representing North Carolina’s 7th District. I re-introduced my bill to designate and recognize the city of Wilmington as the first nationally recognized “American World War II City.”  During World War II, the city of Wilmington was regarded as the defense capital of the state due to major industries […]

Mrs. World War II Wilmington

Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center 75th anniversary reception for original musical play, ‘Mrs World War II Wilmington: We Fell in Love at the USO” Nov.11-13