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Thief Returns Stolen American Flag to Long Island Home

The flag returned to the home of Melissa Ielpi-Brengel.
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By Michael Hechtman New York Post A repentant thief who stole an American flag from a Long Island home returned it Friday, properly folded into a triangle, along with a note reading, “I am so sorry. I had no idea.” The flag was ripped off Monday from the Huntington Station home of Melissa Ielpi-Brengel, who […]

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N. Salem Teen Throws First Pitch for His Father, Firefighter Killed on 9/11

The Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund 30th Annual Game and Family Day was held at Citi Field.Photo Credit: Mary Munshower

By Alesha Hanson North Salem Daily Voice NORTH SALEM, N.Y. — A North Salem teen-ager [sic], whose firefighter father was killed in the attack on the World Trade Center, was among those who threw out the first pitch at a recent New York Mets game. The event was the Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund […]

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Parents of 9/11 hero donate flat screen to Valor Home in Lorain for veterans

David and Peggy Beamer photo: Michael Sangiacomo 

By Michael Sangiacomo The Plain Dealer LORAIN, Ohio — The parents of 9/11 hero Todd Beamer called their son a “citizen soldier, the first in the domestic war against terrorism” during a ceremony Wednesday where they donated a large screen television to be used by homeless veterans. The flat screen will be in the Valor […]

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