Hawley Fights For Veterans’ Needs In Assembly Committee
May 27, 2011
The Assembly Committee on Veterans’ Affairs at a recent meeting in Albany
Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C – Batavia) is continuing his commitment to New York’s veterans through his work with the Assembly Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. Having served seven years in the Ohio Army National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserves, where he earned the rank of 1st Lieutenant, the assemblyman takes his responsibility to the courageous members of our military extremely seriously. “It is a privilege and an honor to serve on the Veterans’ Affairs committee, responding to the needs and issues that are most important to the men and women that risk their lives to protect our freedom,” said Hawley. “As a former member of the armed forces, I know firsthand how important the work done by our military personnel is to our way of life as Americans. This nation is truly only as strong as the servicemen and women that risk life and limb for their fellow countrymen, and I am proud to fight for their needs each and every day in the state Assembly.” The assemblyman noted that Memorial Day, which falls on Monday, May 30, presents an opportunity for the people of the community to show their appreciation for our local veterans. “Memorial Day is a time to reflect on the contributions that our veterans make each and every day to our community, our state and our entire nation,” said Hawley. “With the holiday just around the corner, I encourage the people of our community to visit a local veterans organization and show your appreciation for our past and present heroes, or just take some time to approach a veteran and thank them for all that they’ve done to make this country great.” Assemblyman Hawley is the sponsor of numerous bills that support veterans, including measures to provide tax credits for home loans to veterans, support in custody battles for those in active duty, and tuition assistance for military families. The assemblyman will be conducting his fourth annual Patriot Trip to Washington D.C. for veterans from September 22 through 25. Patriot Trip IV will include roundtrip private coach transportation from Western New York to Washington, D.C. and accommodations at Quantico Marine Base in Virginia. The trip also includes tours of the WWII, Vietnam, Korean and FDR Memorials as well as Arlington Cemetery and the Udvar Hazy Aerospace Museum. Most meals are included with the trip, cost of approximately $300. For more information about trip details, pricing, or to sign-up, please call Assemblyman Hawley’s district office at (585) 589-5780.