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 â€œAmerican World War II Heritage Cityâ€Â in the United States. State lawmakers recently passedÂ 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 cityâ€™s contributions to the war effort during World War II, and the cityâ€™s efforts to preserve the history of those contributions. The proposal is the latest in Jonesâ€™ efforts to chronicle the history of his beloved Wilmington.