News Release

Laurie E. Bick-Jensen
Director, Public Relations
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New Castle, DE 19720
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Wilmington University in Georgetown Presents Remembrance of Delaware’s Role in World War II

Wilmington University College of Arts and Sciences will commemorate World War II with a second “Remembrance of World War II” event to pay tribute to veterans and highlight Delaware’s unique role in the war.

The event will take place at then University's Georgetown location as a joint effort with Delaware Technical and Community College at 11 a.m. on May 10. Brigadier General Kennard Wiggins (RET), an author on Delaware military history, and Russ McCabe, former Director of the Delaware State Archives, will present an overview of Delaware's involvement in World War II.

More than 20 World War II vets will be in attendance for a special tribute ceremony and World War II re-enactment group, "The 261st," will present a display outside of the theater for attendees to review. Local singer Cathy Gorman will sing the national anthem with the posting of the colors. 

Refreshments will be served.

The introductory event took place April 17, at Wilmington University New Castle campus. Jan Churchill, author of From Delaware to Everywhere, discussed the important role of the New Castle Air Base in World War II and the role of the female aviators serving in the Women's Aviation Ferrying Service (WAFS). Over 140 guests enjoyed a live band and music from the war era, a military veteran color guard and a special tribute to veterans.

For more information visit or contact Nicole Karam at (302) 356-6984 or by email:

About Wilmington University

Wilmington University is a private, nonprofit university committed to providing flexible, career-oriented traditional and online undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs and offering small class sizes, individualized attention and affordable tuition. For more information, contact Wilmington University at 302-356-INFO (4636), via email at or visit our web site at

Published: Thursday, May 1, 2014 - Georgetown, DE