25.5.07

Title Missing

Today, May 25, is National Missing Children's Day.

May 25, 2007 marks the 25th National Missing Children’s Day. First proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan and observed by every administration since, May 25th is the anniversary of the day in 1979 when 6-year-old Etan Patz disappeared from a New York street corner on his way to school...The widespread attention brought to his case and those of others eventually led to a nationwide commitment to help locate and recover missing children. National Missing Children’s Day honors this commitment by reminding parents, guardians, and other trusted-adult role models to make child safety a priority.
-from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Kids.

Recently, 3 year old Madeleine McCann went missing while she and her family were vacationing in Portugal. You may recognize her photo, as the case got a huge amount of publicity, and she has a weird, keyhole eye. Unfortunately, though the media would have you believe that only one or two children go missing each year, the US Department of Justice reported that 797,500 children are reported missing every year. That's over 2000 a day, just in the US, and sadly, not all are cute little white girls.

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