Thief Returns 9/11 Firefighter's Flag and Apologizes

(Photo: NBC News)

Jonathan Ielpi was a New York City firefighter who died in the line of duty in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. He was a member of an entire family of firefighters, including his brother and father.

The September 11th Families Association gave Ielpi's sister, Melissa Brengel, an American flag to honor her brother's sacrifice. The flag had flown over the ruins of the World Trade Center in New York City. Last Tuesday, someone stole that flag off her home on Long Island.

On Thursday, that flag re-appeared on her front porch. There was a handwritten note with it that read, "I am so sorry, I had no idea.

-via Huffington Post

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