Rutledge Celebrates Memorial Day by Remembering and Honoring the Fallen
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today released a statement in recognition of Memorial Day.
“Today is Memorial Day, a day when we pause to reflect on the bravery and heroism of the men and women who have paid the ultimate price to protect the United States and our freedoms,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “I offer my prayers and heartfelt appreciation to the families of Arkansas’s fallen soldiers. These individuals humbly stood firm to protect all of us, and their devotion to country makes me proud to be an American.”
Rutledge will attend the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery at 1501 W. Maryland Ave. in North Little Rock. The event is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. and is open to the public. Gov. Asa Hutchinson will serve as the keynote speaker. A picnic, hosted by the Arkansas Veterans Coalition, will be held at Sherwood Forest immediately following the ceremony.
About Attorney General Leslie Rutledge
Leslie Carol Rutledge is the 56th Attorney General of Arkansas. Elected on November 4, 2014, she is the first woman and first Republican in Arkansas history to be elected to the office.
Rutledge, a native of Batesville, Arkansas, is a graduate of Southside High School, the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. She began her legal career as Clerk for Arkansas Court of Appeals Judge Josephine Hart, now Associate Justice on the Arkansas Supreme Court. She was appointed Deputy Counsel for Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and later served as Legal Counsel on the Mike Huckabee for President Campaign. She served as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Lonoke County and in subsequent service as Attorney for the State of Arkansas’s Division of Children and Family Services. She also served as Deputy Counsel at the National Republican Congressional Committee before joining the Republican National Committee as Counsel. Prior to her election as Attorney General, she founded and practiced law at The Rutledge Firm, PLLC. Rutledge lives in Little Rock.