The Missing Children's Day Ceremony Scheduled for Monday Sept. 8, 2008 in Tallahassee Has Been Rescheduled to October 27th 2008

Florida Missing Children’s Day 2008 has been rescheduled for, Monday, October 27, 2008, at the Capitol from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. This event was originally scheduled for September 8, but was postponed due to hurricane Ike. The ceremony will raise awareness of Florida's current missing children, and recognize those individuals who have made outstanding contributions in missing children issues.

Governor Charlie Crist and Lt. Governor Jeff Kottkamp are invited to speak on this special occasion. Citizens, law enforcement officers, and canine trailing teams will be recognized for their exemplary efforts in abduction prevention and missing children investigations.

A special part of the program will include the recognition of the statewide essay contest winner and a young hero whose bravery and efforts kept her from being the tragic victim of an abduction. The ceremony will conclude with a “Time of Remembrance” at which time parents will receive a rose from the Governor and will place the rose beside their child’s picture.

Following the ceremony elementary school children will be served lunch, and participate in a Child Safety Presentation with Sergeant Nancy Burns with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office. Please contact the Missing Endangered Persons Information Clearinghouse at 1-888-356-4774 or 850-410-8585 if further information is needed.

For more information, contact:

Heather Smith or Kristen Perezluha
FDLE Public Information Office
(850) 410-7001