Back in the early 1990s, the Town of Perryville began honoring veterans by installing special star street signs named for those who served.
Over the years, due to changes in administration and staff, this initiative fell by the wayside.
PJ Meekins is now making sure people don't forget.
Meekins, the town's assistant director of public works, wants to make things right.
"I noticed a few signs with stars. I knew some of them were veteran streets. I didn't realize how many of them had been replaced (with regular street signs)," said Meekins.
So he began researching the streets. He didn't have to go far. American Legion Post 135 has a memorial. Meekins went and took a photo of the memorial and then ordered all new special veteran signs. They all feature a star and both the first and last name of a veteran.
Those signs will go up this week. Meekins will spearhead that effort.
"It's important that people realize that it's not just a street name. It's named for a veteran. A street sign is the smallest thing we can do to give back to them," said Meekins. "It's important for people to realize these are veteran's names."
Aaron Ashford oversees public works for Perryville.
"If not for these guys (veterans) we'd all be speaking German right now," said Ash-ford. He also commended Meekins for his effort and initiative in taking on this project to restore the signs to the way they were intended.