County of Dare
|For Immediate Release: 7/17/2012||Contact: Public Relations Office
Dare County Board of Commissioners Issue Resolution Honoring Andy Griffith
Resolution # 12-07-22
RESOLUTION HONORING THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF ANDY GRIFFITH
WHEREAS, Dare County fondly remembers Andy Griffith and honors him as a Favorite Son who early in his career performed at the "Lost Colony" on Roanoke Island, a place that would forever capture his heart and later become his permanent home; and
WHEREAS, the distinguished career of Andy Griffith will long be remembered for his popular role as the lovable Sheriff Andy Taylor on the "Andy Griffith Show" and for the grace and style he portrayed as a resourceful country lawyer on the "Matlock" television series; and
WHEREAS, Andy Griffith will also be remembered for his highly acclaimed work in live theater that took him from Dare County's "Lost Colony" to New York's Broadway stages where he earned Tony nominations for "No Time for Sergeants" and "Destry Rides Again;" and
WHEREAS, acting was only one of Andy Griffith's many talents having achieved a Grammy Award for his album, "I Love to Tell the Story - 25 Timeless Hymns" and was inducted into the Christian Music Hall of Fame and Museum; and
WHEREAS, Andy Griffith brought joy to millions of Americans of all ages through his storytelling, music, and acting for which he was honored by President George W. Bush with the Presidential Medal of Freedom; and
WHEREAS, the arts, music, and cultural communities both in Dare County and in his Mount Airy, North Carolina birthplace have been deeply enriched by Andy Griffith's example, nurturing, mentoring, and support; and
WHEREAS, the memory of Andy Griffith will forever be enshrined in the hearts of people around the world who loved, cherished, and respected this Dare County Favorite Son.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Dare County Board of Commissioners does hereby ask all citizens of Dare County to join in the expression of heartfelt condolences to his wife Cindi and daughter Dixie and does hereby remember and memorialize the life and legacy of a true American icon, Andy Griffith.
This the 16th day of July, 2012 Dare County Board of Commissioners