Emotional reunion took place at the same spot where the ring was found
It was a happy Sunday morning for Marty Knight and his cousin James, as they met up with the family of James Carlton Hirt, the owner of a blue-stone Mainland high school class ring from 1969.
“I guess News 6 does get results, huh?” Knight said from his home in Starke, Florida. “It was unbelievable– really indescribable, really. I mean, it was awesome.”
Knight had been searching for the owner of the class ring after his cousin James recently found it on Ormond Beach. Unbeknown to them, it had been lost for decades. After the family saw the story on News 6, the emotional reunion took place at the same spot where the ring was found.
“The one boy that flew in from California, he asked God ‘cause he’s been having a hard time with his father’s death, even after all this time, and he asked God for a sign and that was three days before I contacted him,” Knight, who is a metal detectorist said.
His father, James Hirt, the owner of the ring, passed away in 2005.
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