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Pope Airmen Recognize Law Day

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  • By Staff Sgt. Rhonda Register
  • 43rd Airlift Wing, Legal Office
In 1958, President Eisenhower declared Law Day to strengthen our heritage of liberty, justice and equality under the law. In 1961, Congress designated Law Day to be officially celebrated May 1. Law Day is a day of national observance celebrating the rule of law in our society. It is meant to reflect on the role of the law in the foundation of this country and to recognize its importance for a democratic way of life. Currently, attorneys and educators use Law Day to inform the public on the American legal system through visits to schools and the local community.

Legal organizations host Law Day activities annually on or around the first of May. Each Law Day is built around a central theme - programs and ideas spurred by the theme make Law Day informative and fun for students, the legal community, and the community at large. This year's theme for Law Day 2010 was "Law in the 21st Century: Enduring Traditions, Emerging Challenges."

May 7, the paralegals and attorneys fom Pope celebrated Law Day by performing "The Big Bad Wolf versus Curly Pig," a puppet show for the children and staff of the Child Development Center. The show was a mock trial in which the Big Bad Wolf accused Curly Pig of attempted murder for trying to cook him. The jury was comprised of pre-school children ages 2-4 who voted that Curly Pig was not guilty of trying to cook the wolf.

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