It will also be a day when the nation also celebrates the virtue of hope, which led to last week’s finding of three Cleveland women alive a decade after their abductions.
“Just because a case remains unsolved for many years does not make it less important to families, law enforcement or the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children,” the center notes on its website.
“Missing children are never forgotten and NCMEC will work diligently to ensure these children are physically located and returned to their families,” it continued.
The center is a private, nonprofit organization. It cooperates with law enforcement, families and social-service agencies to find missing children and to prevent exploitation. Since it was founded in 1984, the center has handled more than 3.7 million calls about missing children through its national toll-free hot line, 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678), circulated billions of photos of missing children and helped law enforcement recover more than 183,000 missing children.