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Legal office to host Law Day May 2: Mock trial, military working dog demo for children

By 12th Flying Training Wing Legal Office | April 23, 2008

RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Fifty years ago President Eisenhower proclaimed the first Law Day a "day of national dedication to the principle of government under law."

Law Day gives all Americans an opportunity to reflect on our legal heritage, and describes the day as "a special day of celebration by the people of the United States in appreciation of their liberties and the reaffirmation of their loyalty to the United States and of their rededication to the ideals of equality and justice under law ... and for the cultivation of the respect for law that is so vital to the democratic way of life."

The 12th Flying Training Wing Legal Office will celebrate Law Day May 2 with a mock trial for all elementary-age children in the base theater beginning at 9:30 a.m. The theme is "The Rule of Law: Foundation for Communities of Opportunity and Equity."

According to Capt Deric Prescott from the base legal office, "children of all ages are invited to witness an exciting, yet contentious, mock civil suit in the case of Gold E. Locks V. Three Bears." After the trial, a military working dog team will host a "show" for the kids and refreshments will be provided in the base courtroom.

For questions, please contact the legal office at 652-6781.