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Patriot Trip III leaves for Washington


Two bus loads of area residents departed from the Batavia Downs parking lot this morning for "Patriot Trip III," the annual trek to Washington, D.C., organized by Assemblyman Steve Hawley.

patriotiii_02.jpgThe trip includes tours of the WWII, Vietnam, Korean and FDR Memorials as well as the Nation’s Capitol, Arlington Cemetery, and Udvar Hazy Aerospace
Museum. Each traveler paid $325 to join the group and they will stay at Fort Belvior Army Base in Virginia.

For many of the people joining the tour this year, it is their third time making the trip to D.C., and some first-timers said they were excited to be going in this year.


David Lazik
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Joined: May 27 2008
any government funds used to finance this & trhe other previous "patriot" trips?
John Roach
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Joined: May 29 2008
David, You can check, but there were no government funds. This was a private trip paid for with donations. Even his opponent, who has objected to the trips in the past, didn't make that claim.
bud prevost
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Joined: Jan 11 2009
"Each traveler paid $325 to join the group and they will stay at Fort Belvior Army Base in Virginia." Happy to read this for you David. You must have totally disregarded the story once you realized a republican was behind it.
Dave Olsen
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Joined: Oct 12 2008
Hey, Brooklyn, I count 20 assembly members from Brooklyn, I'm sure at least one of them is mis-appropriating money. Do us a favor and keep an eye on those guys, we'll worry about Hawley or his replacement.
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