Battleship receives grant to illuminate the American Flag

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Battleship North Carolina will be a little brighter, thanks to a grant from Residents of Old Wilmington.

The $1,500 grant from ROW will be used to illuminate the flag flown from the fantail of the Battleship, which will allow it to remain up all hours and be a visible symbol of patriotism and honor, according to a news release. The flag will be seen from The Riverwalk in the evening as people visit downtown Wilmington.

The Residents of Old Wilmington award grants through a competitive application and review process. ROW’s continued support for the Battleship and recognition for all Veterans strongly aligns with our mission as the state World War II memorial to the more than 10,000 North Carolinians who sacrificed their all for their country and all who have served since, the release states.

“My first visit to the Battleship was when I was eight years old.  She is still as impressive now as then. I hope the children visiting today will carry those memories for a lifetime too. The Battleship is an important part of our history and culture.  ROW is honored to be in a position to support the Battleship’s ongoing renovations, improvements and preservation for the next generation,” says Phoebe Bragg, ROW President.

“The Battleship is honored to be awarded this grant from the Residents of Old Wilmington,” says Captain Terry Bragg, Executive Director for the Battleship.  “The Battleship is the crown jewel of Downtown Wilmington and we are thrilled to enhance the visitors experience whether onboard or viewing the ship from across the river.”


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