What an incredible story! It's amazing how these members worked together to restore something so personal to another family.
A lost and forgotten World War II Japanese flag, found in an Alabama middle school closet 15 years ago, was recently returned to the son of the soldier who once carried it, thanks in part to a few members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
How it happened is something of a family history miracle, said Dennis Sellers, a Montgomery, Alabama middle school math teacher and Mormon who helped reunite the family with the flag.
"God had a hand in this," Sellers said. "It was special for the son to have something from his father, to keep the memory of his father alive."
It all started when Veronica Hill, a history teacher, found the national flag of Japan, featuring a white rectangle with a red circle in the middle, folded in the corner of a teacher's closet, according to Associated Press. Japanese writing encircled the red symbol.