Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Happy Law Day!

You probably know that it’s May Day, the traditionally pagan holiday that has turned into one of frolicking in the spring sunshine and leaving baskets of flowers or goodies on people’s doorsteps.

But you might not know that today is also Law Day. Codified as 36 U.S.C. 113, Law Day was first introduced by President Eisenhower to celebrate the rule of law and express appreciation for our liberty. Eisenhower’s proclamation states:
I urge the people of the United States to observe the designated day with appropriate ceremonies and activities, and I especially urge the legal profession, the press, and the radio, television and motion picture industries to promote and to participate in the observance of that date.
As people of the United States, practitioners of the legal profession, and quasi-members of the press, we will be taking a few minutes today to “remember with pride and vigilantly guard the great heritage of liberty, justice, and equality under law which our forefathers bequeathed to us.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am an ardent supportor/celebrator of Law Day.