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301st celebrates Law Day

Maj. Ryan Springer, 301st Fighter Wing attorney and (right) Mrs. Evelyn Mickles, 301 FW paralegal and Law Day event coordinator, help a couple with various legal documents during the Law Day event held May 2, 2019 at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas. This event saved over 20 military retirees from the Fort Worth community $13,440 in document and service charges. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mr. Jeremy Roman)

Maj. Ryan Springer, 301st Fighter Wing attorney and (right) Mrs. Evelyn Mickles, 301 FW paralegal and Law Day event coordinator, help a couple with various legal documents during the Law Day event held May 2, 2019 at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas. This event saved over 20 military retirees from the Fort Worth community $13,440 in document and service charges. (U.S. Air Force photo by MSgt Jeremy Roman)

NAVAL AIR STATION FORT WORTH JOINT RESERVE BASE, Texas --

For the second time ever, a joint effort from the 301FW, 136 AW Air National Guard and NAS Fort Worth Navy legal offices teamed together to celebrate Law Day at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas on May 2, 2019. Law Day, held annually in May, is a national day set aside to celebrate the rule of law. It provides an opportunity for people to understand how law and the legal process protect our liberty, strive to achieve justice, and contribute to the freedoms that all Americans share. The 2019 Law Day theme-Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society-focused on these cornerstones of representative government and calls on us to understand and protect these rights to ensure, as the U.S. Constitution proposes, "the blessings of liberty for ourselves and our posterity."

Maj. Ryan Springer, the implementor and 301st attorney, and Mrs. Evelyn Mickles, the coordinator and 301st paralegal, spearheaded this event which helped over 20 military retirees within the Fort Worth community with completion of various legal documents.

"Law day to me serves as an opportunity to give back to our many veterans who have served," said Mickles. "We will never get [every veteran] but we can sure be a small pebble in the sea of making a difference. By way of this event, we saved the members over $13,440 in documents and services!"

Several hurdles, such as preparation and manning, will play a role in future Law Days. Those who participated stated it should happen again next year and thanked the legal offices for helping veterans and making these services available to them.