May 25th is National Missing Children’s Day in the USA, it’s dedicated to encouraging parents, guardians, caregivers, and others concerned with the well-being of children to make child safety a priority. It serves as a reminder to continue efforts to reunite missing children with their families.
President Ronald Reagan proclaimed May 25, 1983, the first National Missing Children’s Day in memory of Etan Patz, a six-year-old boy who disappeared from a New York City street corner on May 25, 1979. Missing Children’s Day honors his memory and the memories of children still missing. Although Patz’ killer was recently convicted for the 1979 murder, Etan Patz remains missing and his case active with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children because his remains were never found.
“Rock One Sock” is the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s annual social media campaign to bring awareness to the thousands of children missing in America. In honor of National Missing Children’s Day on May 25, NCMEC and Total Defense encourages everyone to join the campaign and get people talking about this important issue. Find out more and make donation at RockOneSock.org