A Largo man has made it his mission to reunite a perfectly folded American Flag with its rightful owner.

  • Ted Froberg of Largo found a neatly folded flag on the side of the road
  • He'd like to reunite the item with its rightful owner
  • If you think this could be yours, he's encouraging the owner to reach out to him

Ted Froberg found the flag on the side of an overpass while driving on U.S. 19 in Clearwater Saturday.

"Immediately I knew what it was because I saw white stars on a blue field, and I thought, 'could that really be a flag?'" Froberg said.

Froberg said the flag brought back old memories.

"It brings me back to when I was 11 years old and my father had passed away and his casket was draped with a flag," said Froberg. "I remember the honor guard or American Legion folding it like that and presenting it to my mother. I still have that flag and it means a lot to me. I thought it probably means a lot to somebody else."

Froberg hasn’t unfolded the flag out of respect and knows nothing about where it came from. He's made it his mission to find the owner. His Facebook post has gone viral, with 10,000 shares and counting.

"I'm just thrilled to death that people are coming together all over this country for the right thing to do," he said.

"It shouldn't be lying on the side of the road and if it was, even if the chances are one percent that it had draped somebody's casket and belonged to a family, that's worth finding the owner," Froberg said.

Froberg doesn’t want to give exact details of where he found the flag because he doesn’t want it to end up in the wrong hands. If you know anything about whom it may belong to you can find him on Facebook or reach out to Bay News 9.