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Hawley schedules sixth ‘Patriot Trip’ for vets to see DC

Posted 3 July 2013 at 12:00 am

Press release, State Assemblyman Steve Hawley

ALBION – Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R-Batavia) announced that he will host Patriot Trip VI, an annual journey with local veterans to visit the monuments, museums and memorials dedicated to America’s courageous armed service members.

This year’s trip will take place from Thursday, Sept. 19 through Sunday, Sept. 22. The trip will include visits to landmarks such as the WWII, Vietnam, Korean and Iwo Jima memorials, as well as Arlington Cemetery and a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns.

“The Patriot Trip is a solemn and captivating experience that highlights the depth of the bravery and sacrifice our heroic veterans have contributed to our nation,” Hawley said. “Over the past five years, this event has provided indelible memories for me and the veterans I have had the honor of traveling with, and I look forward to sharing this experience with more of our heroic service men and women who have given so much to protect our freedom and way of life.”

Hawley, who served as a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army Reserves as well as with the National Guard, is the ranking minority member of the Assembly Committee on Veterans Affairs.

Patriot Trip VI will include round-trip private coach transportation from Western New York to Washington, D.C. and accommodations at Quantico Marine Base in Virginia. Most meals are included with the trip cost of approximately $350.

For more information about trip details, pricing, or to sign up, please call Hawley’s District Office at (585) 589-5780.