Article on Jones’ Effort to Have Wilmington Declared First American World War II City

Recently, Bill Steelman of the Star News authored an article entitled Bill will honor Wilmington’s WWII History. The article details the most recent updates in the effort to have Wilmington declared the first “American World War II City.”

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Legislation is on track to have Wilmington declared the first “American World War II City,” the chairman of the World War II Wilmington Homefront Heritage Coalition said Thursday night.

Passage in Congress should be “almost pro forma” either in the lame duck session after the Nov. 6 election or in early 2013, Wilbur D. Jones Jr. told the Historical Society of the Lower Cape Fear.

If passed, Wilmington would almost certainly be the first World War II city declared, Jones said.

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