No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom
Whereas, May 1 is Law Day in the United States of America, and
Whereas, the United States of America has been the citadel of individual liberty and a beacon of hope and opportunity for more than 200 years to many millions who have sought our shores, and
Whereas, the foundation of individual freedom and liberty is the body of law that governs us, and
Whereas, the Constitution of the United States of America and the Bill of Rights are the heart of that body of law, which guarantees us many freedoms – including freedom of religious belief, freedom to have and hold property inviolate, freedom of assembly, freedom of speech, freedom of press, freedom of petition, and due process of the law, among others, and
Whereas, this year marks the 55th annual nationwide observance of Law Day, and the Congress of the United States and the President by official proclamation have set aside May 1 as a special day for recognition of the place of law in American life.
Now, therefore, I, Commanding General, Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region and United States Army Military District of Washington, do hereby designate May 1, 2012 as Law Day and call upon all servicemembers and civilians to commemorate the role of law in our lives.
Maj. Gen. Michael S. Linnington,
JFHQ-NCR and MDW Commander