North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory visited the U.S.S. North Carolina on Monday, May 26, for the 49th Annual Memorial Day Observance.
McCrory, along with U.S.S. North Carolina Battleship Commission Chairman Sam Southern, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources Secretary Susan Kluttz and United States Marine Corps Brigadier General Robert F. Castellvi addressed the crowd of hundreds gathered on the deck of the battleship.
McCrory commended North Carolina as a state always willing to support the country’s armed forces but said more needed to be done to help those who fight when they return home.
The ceremony concluded with the presentation of a memorial wreath by New Hanover County Commission Chairman Woody White and Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo. A 21-gun salute and the playing of “Taps” followed in remembrance of the soldiers that died fighting for the United States.
Brigadier General Robert F. Castellvi.