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Griffin: Honor Those Who Paid Ultimate Price by Teaching Next Generation Value of Service

May 30, 2016

Says, ‘let us see today as an opportunity to teach children to respect and honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice. . . .’

LITTLE ROCK – Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin issued the following statement today in honor of Memorial Day after speaking at the Siloam Springs KIA Memorial Dedication Ceremony and greeting veterans at the National Veterans Cemetery in Fayetteville:

"We take time this Memorial Day to remember, thank, and honor our servicemembers who gave their lives for our freedom. Let us see today as an opportunity to teach children to respect and honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice and ensure that each successive generation continues to recognize the courage of our fallen heroes and the sacrifice of their families.”

Please see the two attached photos of Lieutenant Governor Griffin at the Siloam Springs event.

About Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin

Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin was elected on November 4, 2014. From 2011-2015, Griffin served as the 24th representative of Arkansas’s Second Congressional District. For the 113th Congress, he was a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means while also serving as a Deputy Whip for the Majority. In the 112th Congress, he served as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Griffin is a graduate of Magnolia High School, Hendrix College in Conway and Tulane Law School in New Orleans, and attended graduate school at Oxford University. He has served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 19 years, was deployed to Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Lieutenant Colonel Griffin is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. He also served as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas and Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Political Affairs for President George W. Bush. Griffin lives in Little Rock with his wife Elizabeth, a Camden native, and their two children.

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