Monday, May 25, 2015

Double Holiday

Today not only is Memorial Day, but National Missing Children's Day, as designated by President Ronald Reagan in 1983. Etan Patz, a six year old boy from New York, had gone missing in 1979, and had not been found, so Reagan decided that more attention should be given to this cause. 

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. has a new awareness campaign to prevent children from disappearing and becoming models for milk cartons. It's called Be Here For Kids. This campaign features updated ideas for discussions about safety with children of all ages, and, of course, new discussions about internet safety. National Missing Children's is May 25, and so far, public awareness has been the best tool to prevent the tragedy of missing children.

Have a happy and safe Memorial Day, everyone!