Family and friends of Lloyd Frazier at the Sept. 21, 2019 ceremony to rename Highland Court in honor of Frazier. (Photo: Town of Huntington)

Huntington street renamed to honor hometown hero

The Town of Huntington renamed Highland Court to Lloyd Frazier Way in honor of the late Lloyd Frazier, a lifelong Huntington resident who saved the lives of two first responders on 9/11 and donated more than 700,000 meals to emergency crews at Ground Zero.

Frazier, who owned the McDonald’s on Chambers Street in Manhattan, pulled a police officer and a firefighter to safety inside his store on Sept. 11, 2001, saving their lives. His restaurant earned the nickname “Hotel McDonald’s” thanks to the free food and shelter he provided for first responders and rescue workers.

Frazier’s son Steven, who owns the McDonald’s at 729 Route 110 in Melville, donated breakfast sandwiches for the Saturday morning ceremony, and the family provided coffee and donuts for those in attendance. 

Lloyd Frazier’s daughter, Gwen Smith, also attended the ceremony, along with his brother Bill Frazier, sister Della Frazier-Rios, nephew Eric Frazier, and several other family, friends and residents. Frazier’s grandnephew Jack delivered the Pledge of Allegiance.

Frazier, who grew up on Highland Court, died on Jan. 17, 2006 due to 9/11-related illness. He was 53.

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