Birthday Street Dedication For Huntington 9/11 Hero NYPD Officer Mark J. Natale
Huntington Town officials will be joined by the NYPD, County officials, family, friends and former colleagues of NYPD Officer Mark J. Natale, for a street dedication ceremony taking place in Officer Natale’s honor on what would have been his 56th birthday, Friday, September 14, 2018 at 11:30 AM, at the corner of Iceland Drive and Horton Drive.
Following the ceremony, Officer Natale’s family is hosting a block party on Iceland Drive celebrating his life.
NYPD Officer Mark J. Natale helped frightened and dust-covered people fleeing the devastation over bridges to Brooklyn and onto ferries to New Jersey following the terror attacks on the World Trade Center. He also stood guard at the gates around Ground Zero in the days that followed and worked in lower Manhattan for several months. Officer Natale tragically lost his long battle with 9/11-related brain cancer at his South Huntington home on May 4, 2018.
Iceland Drive in South Huntington was officially dedicated “NYPD Officer Mark J. Natale Way” in a resolution at the June 19 Town Board Meeting.