Monday, May 25, 2009

May 25 is National Missing Children's Day

Ronald Regan declared May 25, 1983 to be National Missing Children’s Day and since then every administration in the White House has honored that date for the same purpose. It was during this time in the eighties that several child abductions began garnering national media coverage. Despite the fact that abductions were not new a few cases began to get more exposure bringing to light a problem that had always before been only seen locally. The attention from Regan as well as efforts by John Walsh and others have greatly increased awareness and brought abducted and missing children to the light for all to see and help manage. Now with devices such as the Amber Alert GPS child locator parents can take an even more active approach to protecting their children.

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