Itís up to each member, and the voters, to decide what an appropriate length of service is, Griffin writes.
For now, Iím enjoying retracing my old steps through Americaís historical sites with my children, hopefully fostering in them the same love for our country and its founding principles that my parents developed in me. From the smiles I saw on my childrenís faces in Williamsburg, Va., as we left Chowningís Tavern and watched the firing of the cannon at the Magazine, weíre off to a great start.
Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Ark., is retiring. He is a member of the Ways and Means Committee and is currently serving in his 17th year as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve.
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.