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U.S. Department of Justice Observes Missing Children's Day 2005

Help Us Bring Our Missing Children Safely Home pictureThe U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) held its annual commemoration of National Missing Children?s Day on May 20, 2005, at DOJ?s Hall of Justice in Washington, D.C. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, Acting Assistant Attorney General Tracy A. Henke, and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Administrator J. Robert Flores were among the dignitaries who spoke at the event.

President Ronald W. Reagan first proclaimed National Missing Children?s Day on May 25, 1983, picking for this commemoration the date in 1979 when 6-year-old Etan Patz disappeared from a street corner in New York City while he was walking to school. His case remains unsolved. more icon

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