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Wilmington National Cemetery

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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Scouts honor fallen soldiers with flags

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Thanks to Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts from around our area, more than 5,000 flags have been placed at the headstones of veterans in Wilmington National Cemetery. Full story...
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Scouts get National Cemetery ready for Memorial Day

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Local Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts woke up bright and early this weekend to decorate over five thousand head stones to get them ready for Memorial Day. One American flag was planted on each soldier’s gravesite at Wilmington National Cemetery on Market Street. Full story...
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Tribute held at Wilmington National Cemetery

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videoPatriotism rang loud and clear at Wilmington National Cemetery this Memorial Day. From every angle, every flag, flower, and shirt beamed red, white, and blue. Full story...
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