FREDERICTON -- The plaques that were stolen from the provincial cenotaph in Fredericton will be replaced in time for Remembrance Day.

Bill Fraser, minister of Tourism, Heritage and Culture made the announcement on Twitter Friday afternoon.

Last week, it was discovered three brass plaques containing the names of First, Second and Korean War veterans were missing from the cenotaph downtown.

Some of the plaques have surfaced at a metal recycling business, but the names have been ground off.

The public has donated about $4,000 to be used for upkeep of the cenotaph and to install a security system.