HAWLEY KICKS OFF 12TH ANNUAL PATRIOT TRIP
Written by WBTA STAFF on September 23, 2019
Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) and Lee Sage, Patriot Guard, at Batavia Downs, before leaving for Patriot Trip XII.
Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) has departed to Washington D.C. for his 12th annual Patriot Trip last week. Hawley, local veterans and their family members will visit a host of famous military memorials in the Washington D.C. area. The group left from Batavia Downs at 7 a.m. last Thursday and will spend four days visiting historical sites such as Arlington National Cemetery, the Capitol and the Vietnam Memorial to name a few. The group made a stop in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to visit the battlefield, and then headed to the Air Force Memorial in Arlington County, Virginia.
“I’m eager to embark on this journey with some of our finest veterans,” said Hawley. “This trip is consistently one of the highlights of my year. I’m grateful to spend time with our heroes and visit some of the most important sites in our nation’s history.”
Assemblyman Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) and local veterans at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington County, Virginia
Observing the Airmen Medal of Honor recipients at the Air Force Memorial
The cannons at the Battlefield in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Monument honoring the 39th New York Infantry (Garibaldi Guards) in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania