Hawley, veterans will leave for DC on 7th Patriot Trip

Staff Reports Posted 15 September 2014 at 12:00 am

BATAVIA – State Assemblyman Steve Hawley and about 100 veterans and their family members will leave Thursday morning for a trip to the nation’s capital.

Hawley is leading the seventh annual Patriot Trip, where veterans visit monuments, museums and memorials.

“As a man that comes from a military family and a former member of the National Guard and Army Reserves, I will always be looking out for veterans,” Hawley said. “Their example of public service is one I do my best to emulate as a public official. The Patriot Trip is a token of my appreciation for the men and women who have served our country with courage and honor. I look forward to this year’s trip.”

Hawley has led about 750 people on the Patriot Trips. The trip departs from Batavia Downs parking lot at 6:30 a.m. on Thursday. The Patriot Trip is an annual event sponsored by Hawley for veterans to visit Washington D.C. and the war memorials in the city. It is one way that Hawley, the ranking member of the Assembly Veterans Affairs Committee, said he shows his appreciation for Western New York’s veterans.