North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jennifer DeSena and Council Member Veronica Lurvey joined with Great Neck North High School on May 25 to celebrate the life and work of Lee Ielpi. Lee has been a long-standing and valued member of the Great Neck and greater North Hempstead community, and is a highly decorated retired member of FDNY. He tragically lost his son Jonathan during the September 11th terror attack at the World Trade Center. In honor of his late son’s memory, he helped develop the activities of the September 11th Families’ Association and co-founded the Tribute WTC Visitor Center. Town officials presented a proclamation to Lee’s family in recognition of his work.
—Submitted by the Town of North Hempstead