Fort Fisher commemorates V-J Day with weekend program

Fort Fisher commemorates V-J Day with weekend program

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Hundreds of people visited Fort Fisher Saturday afternoon to learn about the large role it played during World War II.

Mainly known for its part in the Civil War, supervisor John Moseley said they wanted to hold the free, two-day program to honor Japan's surrender on September 2nd, 1945 while teaching the public about the fort's involvement.

"During the 1940's, Fort Fisher was re-activated as an anti-aircraft training facility, so many of the men who trained here belonged to the Pacific Theatre," John Moseley said.

Part of the fort was an airstrip and was used for training the Women's Air force Service Pilots, also known as WASP.

The event will run Sunday afternoon from 12-4. It features World War II re-enactors discussing how life was back then, World War II memorabilia, historic weapon demonstrations and more.

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