Friends, family, and former colleagues of Ellen T. McVeety gathered at the Town of Babylon 9/11 Memorial last week to honor the longtime councilwoman who was instrumental in the original planning and development of the site. The pathway between Overlook and Cedar beaches that leads to the memorial will now be called Ellen T. McVeety Way. Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer joined with Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez, Councilman Tom Donnelly, Councilman Lindsay Henry, and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone to reveal the sign displaying the new name of the pathway.
McVeety, who served as a Town councilwoman from 1999-2013, was honored for her years of public service and specifically for her significant role in working closely with 9/11 families to create the memorial. Supervisor Schaffer presented McVeety with an official Town proclamation to honor the special day.
Pictured from left to right are Deputy Supervisor Martinez, Supervisor Schaffer, former Councilwoman McVeety, County Executive Bellone, Councilman Donnelly, Theresa Henry, Sarah Henry, and Councilman Henry.