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RELEASE | Lt. Governor Griffin Memorializes the Twentieth Anniversary of 9/11

September 11, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – Lt. Governor Tim Griffin issued the following statement on the twentieth anniversary of September 11: 

"Two decades have passed since radical Islamic terrorists cowardly attacked our country and killed almost 3,000 Americans in an attempt to instill fear in our nation. Instead, the world saw the resolve of a nation built on the strength and heroism of the American people. We must never forget the fearless service of first responders who ran into the buildings, the images of rescue workers carrying victims from the rubble, and the sacrifice of service members who fight the war on terror across the globe to protect our security. Looking into the eyes of my children as they learn about this tragedy, I am reminded of the importance of teaching future generations about that horrific day and the strength we found in being unified in the days that followed. May God continue to bless our extraordinary and exceptional nation!"

About Lt. Governor Tim Griffin

He was elected lieutenant governor of Arkansas on November 4, 2014, and was re-elected for his second four-year term on November 6, 2018. 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. Griffin has served as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve, Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps, for over 25 years and currently holds the rank of colonel. In 2005, Griffin was mobilized to active duty as an Army prosecutor at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and served with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) in Mosul, Iraq. He is currently serving as the Staff Judge Advocate (SJA) for the 81st Readiness Division at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.  Prior to his current post, Griffin served as the Commander of the 134th Legal Operations Detachment (LOD) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina and a senior legislative advisor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness at the Pentagon. Colonel Griffin holds 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 three children.

 

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