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
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
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.