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Wilmington National Cemetery

Headstones decorated with wreaths for the holidays

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videoThe community joined together this weekend to decorate headstones at the Wilmington National Cemetery with wreaths in honor of fallen soldiers. Full story...
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Wreaths Across America falls far short of Wilmington goal

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videoTo honor fallen heroes during the holidays Wreaths Across America aims to put a wreath on all graves in the nation's veterans cemeteries. But here in Wilmington a majority of the graves will go undecorated. Full story...
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Hundreds pay their respects at Wilmington National Cemetery

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videoThe Wilmington National Cemetery was the site of the Memorial Day service, hosted by the New Hanover County Veterans Council. During the Tolling of the Bells Ceremony, over six hundred names of local, fallen servicemen and women were read aloud. Full story...
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Mother remembers fallen son on Memorial Day

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videoAs hundreds gathered Monday at Wilmington National Cemetery to pay their respects to our fallen servicemen and women, one woman dressed in all white stood out. Full story...
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Marking History: US Colored Troops in Wilmington National Cemetery

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videoOur area is rich in Civil War history, but there's a part of that history that isn't so widely known.Outside the Wilmington National Cemetery stands a plaque honoring the US Colored Troops buried there. Full story...
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Headstones get a holiday make-over

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video What were once bare headstones had a holiday make-over this weekend at the Wilmington National Cemetery. Veterans and supporters attended a "Wreaths Across America Ceremony" where they showed respect for fallen and forgotten soldiers. Though everyone was pleased with the turnout, one veteran wishes the military had as much support. Full story...
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Veterans honored at annual ceremony

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video Wilmington National Cemetery was full of people supporting our troops, both past and present. Full story...
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Veterans honored during ceremony at Wilmington National Cemetery

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The real meaning of the 4th of July was on display this morning at Wilmington National Cemetery. That's where the New Hanover County Veterans Council held its annual Independence Day Ceremony. Full story...
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The bell tolls for Wilmington service people not coming home

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video The true meaning of Memorial Day was felt at the Wilmington National Cemetery Monday morning, where veterans gathered with local citizens to pay their respects to the growing number of service people who will not be coming home. Full story...
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Wreaths honor fallen service men and women during holiday season

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This holiday season, as we spend time with our loved ones, it's important to remember the loved ones who are fighting for our freedom and those who have died defending our great nation. Full story...
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Wreaths Across America to honor fallen heroes Saturday

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More than 340,000 wreaths are on the move right now, all part of Wreaths Across America. Each year the organization coordinates hundreds of wreath-laying ceremonies on the second Saturday of December to honor and remember those who have served our country. Full story...
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Veterans remember during ceremony at National Cemetery

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video Hundreds of patriotic Americans gathered at Wilmington's National Cemetery today. It was in part a chance to mourn and a time to honor veterans and active service members. Full story...
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Driving force behind historical marker to be honored in nation's capital

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Last month a historical marker was unveiled outside Wilmington National Cemetery to honor the hundreds of US Colored Troops buried in the Port City. Next week the man behind that marker will be honored for his efforts. Full story...
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Historical marker honors US Colored Troops in Civil War

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videoA new historical marker now stands on the side of Market Street in Wilmington. It honors the Civil War efforts of slaves and free blacks who fought in the Port City. Full story...
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Hundreds attend Memorial Day ceremony at Wilmington National Cemetery

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On this Memorial Day hundreds of people visited Wilmington National Cemetery to honor the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. The ceremony specifically honored the 572 veterans in our area who died since last Memorial Day. Full story...
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