Wilbur Jones has returned home from another trip to Washington, DC. There is new excitement in a project he has headed for a decade, to have his hometown designated as the first “American World War II Heritage City” in the United States. State lawmakers recently passed HR 970, which urges Congress to award that designation to one city every year, with Wilmington being the first to receive the honor. The selection would be based on several criteria, including the city’s contributions to the war effort during World War II, and the city’s efforts to preserve the history of those contributions. The proposal is the latest in Jones’ efforts to chronicle the history of his beloved Wilmington.