Proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan and honored by every administration since, May 25 is recognized nationally as the day 6-year-old Etan Patz disappeared from a New York City street corner on his way to school in 1979. His case remains unresolved (suspect Pedro Hernandez, confessed and is now pending trial) and Etan has never been found. His case serves as an annual reminder to renew efforts toward reuniting missing children with their families and make child protection a national priority.
National Missing Children’s Day is a reminder to all parents and guardians of the need for high-quality photographs of their children for use in case of an emergency. It also serves as a reminder of how valuable it is for everyone to pay close attention to the posters and photographs of missing children.
In recognition of National Missing Children’s Day, The Washington State Patrol’s Missing and Unidentified Persons Unit has collaborated with the Tumwater Wal-Mart. This Saturday, May 24, 2014, child safety information and fingerprinting for child identification kits will be on hand for distribution.
Two Homeward Bound semi-trailers will be on site to promote awareness of missing children. The two semi-trailers depict images of Lindsey Baum, missing since June 2009 and Danica Childs missing since December 2007
May 24, 2014
Location:Wal-Mart Supercenter 5900 Littlerock Road SW Tumwater, WA 98512