Oyster Bay street renamed in honor of former President Theodore Roosevelt
On the eve of what would have been his 165th birthday, former Oyster Bay resident and former President Theodore Roosevelt now has a street in his name outside of Town Hall on Audrey Avenue.
"We're proud to honor the many facets of the man who was complex and yet loved for his simple way of loving life,” said Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph Saladino.
Students from Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School and local veterans took part in the celebration.
Roosevelt's great grandson Tweed Roosevelt shared what he thinks the president would have said if he were here today.
"He would, I think, emphasize the fact that rights come with responsibilities and those responsibilities include, first and foremost, consist of voting in elections,” he said.
A nationally recognized Theodore Roosevelt reprisor Joe Wiegand shared a message the former president would've wanted his beloved Oyster Bay neighbors to hear.
"Ladies and gentlemen for yourselves, your families, for your community, and for the republic, do what you can with what you have where you are,” he said.
Attendees also went to the railroad museum afterwards to see where the former president used to take the train.