All four of the stolen markers recognizing war heroes that Richland's streets were named for have been returned.
Responding to a tip, Richland police officers found them Saturday stacked in a yard, upside down.
"They're damaged but are still in one piece. We'll put them up temporarily until we can get new ones made," said Karen Miles, project manager for the "In Honor Of" Historic Street Project sponsored by AMVETS Post 397.
"The officers didn't give me any details about the tip. It's still under investigation," Miles said.
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After a story about the stolen signs ran June 4 in the Herald, Miles said she received an unbelievable number of phone calls.
"People were outraged and sad. They couldn't believe anyone could be so rotten as to steal signs dedicated to war heroes," she said.
"I want to thank everyone who helped get the signs returned, and a special thanks to the Richland police for all their assistance," she said.
On Saturday, AMVETS Post 397 is planning a special dedication at John Dam Plaza. Three additional markers will be installed near Richland's memorial wall south of the police station.
"These are honoring the memory of three young Richland men who served in Vietnam," Miles said, adding that the dedication will be about 2 p.m.