9/11 flag returned to Huntington Station home

The flag, given to Melissa Brengel by the September 11th Families Association, was stolen last week. It was a gift to honor her brother Jonathan Ielpi, a firefighter who died in the 9/11 attacks. (7/6/14)

HUNTINGTON STATION - A Suffolk woman’s American flag that flew over Ground Zero was returned to her Huntington Station home on July Fourth, after it had been reported stolen.

The flag, given to Melissa Brengel by the September 11th Families Association, was stolen last week. It was a gift to honor her brother Jonathan Ielpi, a firefighter who died in the 9/11 attacks.

Brengel says she woke up to find the flag neatly folded on her doorstep on the Fourth of July along with a note.

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The note read, “I am so sorry, I had no idea.”

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