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USO open house

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Pull up a chair, and re-live the days of WWII. That's just what some locals did Sunday afternoon, at the newly restored USO building in Wilmington. World War II veteran E.L. Matthews said, "Watching me read the newspaper over there, the one with the Nazi headline, I was over there when they quit. I was in Germany at that time, so that brought back memories, it sure did." Old wartime memorabilia, uniforms and old pictures hang on the museum's walls. The lobby was restored to look just like it did during the war. Museum of Marines Director Bill Ayers sais, "Remembrance of he history of WWII is extremely important particularly at this time, in our country's history. Because the individuals of this country sacrificed to such a great extent during WWII." Some people came to the exhibit to honor their family members who are in the service today, and the thank the USO for all it's help. Jennifer Bosserman's husband is station in the Middle East. "So many volunteers help, just the small things like popcorn, notes, letters, postcards. And it made such a difference with moral, that has been wonderful."> After taking a look at the exhibits, many people headed into the stage room to watch a performance by the "Star Spangled Girls" and a tribute to African American service during the war. The open house was a chance for Wilmington to celebrate it's distinct title as America's WWII city.

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