Riga, N.Y. -- A week ago we told you about a man who found a veteran's burial flag in a thrift store and was desperate to find the owner.
Well on Thursday they met and the flag is back where it belongs.
Todd Rapp was so upset when he found the flag. He took it home and said if he couldn't find the owner, he would honor the flag.
After we shared Todd's story, we got several calls. One was from Doug Samis.
Doug told us he had a flag in a similar wooden case since he was 13. He got it when his father, an army veteran, died on his birthday.
Doug says the flag went missing when he was 19 but he never stopped looking for it.
Then he happened to watch the story on 13wham.com
and realized that could be his flag.
He contacted us and we arranged for the two men to meet.
The one thing that convinced Todd Rapp that the flag was Doug's was a tiny pinhole in the upper right hand corner. Doug had told him he used to hang the flag on the wall when he was a teenager.
Doug also described the case and its velvet interior, without seeing it.
We were there to see the two men meet for the first time and share the reunion.
The flag is now back home with Doug and Debbie Samis. Back where it belongs.
Doug believes his father was watching over him and may have helped bring the flag home.
He told Todd, "I thank God you found it. To me, it's a miracle."