(OCEANSIDE, N.Y.) - Nassau County Legislator Debra Mulé (D - Freeport) joined the Alvarez family, Oceanside community leaders, and her colleagues in government to celebrate the grand opening of Luis G. Alvarez Memorial Park on Tuesday, May 25.
A member of the NYPD Bomb Squad, Detective Alvarez was a dedicated law enforcement professional who was among the thousands who sickened after serving as first responders in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. His June 2019 testimony to Congress, delivered while in the final stages of a courageous battle with incurable cancer linked to his service at Ground Zero, was instrumental in the passage of legislation which guaranteed funding for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund until 2092.
“A man steeped in humility and compassion, Detective Luis G. Alvarez dedicated his life to the service of others through his work in law enforcement - a commitment that carried through to his dying days and his fight to ensure that every 9/11 first responder continues to receive the benefits they need and deserve,” Legislator Mulé said. “This park is a beautiful tribute to the legacy of an American hero who proudly called Oceanside his home.”
PHOTO CAPTION (LEFT PHOTO) - The sign for Luis G. Alvarez Memorial Park in Oceanside, moments after being unveiled on Tuesday, May 25. (Photo by Office of Legislator Debra Mulé)
PHOTO CAPTION (RIGHT PHOTO) - From left - U.S. Rep. Kathleen Rice; Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, Legislator Mulé and Nassau County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton, pictured in Oceanside on Tuesday, May 25. (Photo by Office of County Executive Laura Curran)