Says, let us 'reach out and help the families of the fallen'
LITTLE ROCK – Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin issued the following statement in honor of Memorial Day:
“Many brave men and women in the Armed Forces – including many Arkansans – have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, and today we reflect on their heroism and devotion. As we take time to remember and honor those who gave their lives for our freedom, we must also recommit to caring for the loved ones they left behind. There is no better way to honor those who have given their lives than to reach out and help the families of the fallen.”
About Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin
Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin was elected on November 4, 2014, and completed his second term 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 18 years, was deployed to Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. 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.