Wilmington's USO building converted to WWII museum

Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The USO building in downtown Wilmington was converted into a World War II museum Saturday for the Second Salute to WWII Veterans Jamboree.

Hundreds of community members turned out to see the veterans exhibit their own wartime uniforms, memorabilia, and photos.  There was a motorcycle on display that was used during wartime.

During the event, more than 50 veterans were able to share their memories of their time in war 70 years ago.

"Today we've had a good turnout," said organizer Doris Ayers.  "It's been a lot of fun. From what I'm hearing from other people, the veterans are having a good time telling their own stories."

This was the second jamboree in the last four years.  The 2005 jamboree drew 1,000 visitors from the community.

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