President Trump to visit Wilmington to declare it WWII Heritage City

WILMINGTON, N.C. — President Donald Trump is expected to visit Wilmington, North Carolina, Wednesday.

According to a report, he will visit Wilmington and declare it a World War II “Heritage City,” speak with veterans and then tour the Battleship North Carolina.

The visit is timed to coincide with the 75th Anniversary of the end of the war.

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.

The Trump Campaign also announced on Sunday that Vice President Mike Pence is set to visit Raleigh, North Carolina, on Sept. 3.

Officials said he will be attending a “Cops for Trump” event where he will accept the endorsement of the Southern States Police Benevolent Association.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.