On Wednesday September 2, 2020 President Donald Trump made his way to the port city to declare the City of Wilmington an American World War II Heritage City, the first in American history. 

The President arrived at ILM airport around 1:25 PM Wednesday afternoon where he was greeted and escorted to the US Battleship North Carolina. There he delivered a speech commemorating the 75th anniversary of the American victory in World War II. The full address can be viewed HERE