May 2014

May 30, 2014                                                                                     



            Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is very pleased with the announcement of a new cemetery for veterans in Genesee County, calling it a proper memorial for local veterans and their families. The cemetery will be located in Pembroke at 1232 Indian Falls Road and give veterans and their families a more local option for burial. The cemetery’s location between Rochester and Buffalo will allow it to service families from both locations.

            “A local veterans’ cemetery is great news for the people of Western New York. Families of our deceased veterans will now be able to visit their loved ones’ resting places with more ease,” said Hawley. “As the ranking member of the Assembly’s Veterans Affairs Committee, one of my top priorities is to look out for the interests of our nations veterans. On behalf of all the veterans in Western New York, I thank everyone who worked on this plan. The new cemetery will be a place to remember those who protected the freedoms we cherish.”


May 20, 2014                                                                                     


            Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) will be taking part in two ceremonial dedications of the Genesee/Orleans Veterans Memorial Highway on Thursday, May 22 and Friday, May 23. Hawley sponsored and passed legislation to designate this highway alongside State Senators George Maziarz (R,C,I-Newfane) and Michael Ranzenhofer (R,C,I-Amherst).

            “In memory of the soldiers who gave their lives to defend our freedoms, we are dedicating the Genesee/Orleans Veterans Memorial Highway. As we enter Memorial Day weekend, I hope that people will take time to reflect on the sacrifice of our fallen soldiers and commit their lives to the service of their neighbors. This is how we can truly honor their memory,” said Hawley.

            As the ranking member of the Assembly Veterans Affairs Committee, Hawley has long made it a top priority of his to advocate for veterans. Hawley, Maziarz, and Ranzenhofer all passed legislation that gives preference to service-disabled veteran-owned businesses in securing state contracts. Hawley also sponsors a yearly Patriot Trip,  bringing veterans to visit Washington, D.C and the monuments erected in honor of their service.

WHO:            Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia)

                      State Sen. George Maziarz (R,C,I-Newfane)

                      State Sen. Michael Ranzenhofer (R,C,I-Amherst)

WHAT:          Dedication of Genesee/Orleans Veterans Memorial Highway

WHEN:          Orleans County: May 22 at 3:00 p.m.

                      Genesee County: May 23 at 8:30 a.m.

WHERE:        Orleans County: Point Breeze Exit off Lake Ontario State Parkway on Route 98

 Genesee County: Genesee-Wyoming County line on Route 98, 11281 Alexander Road, Attica

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