A Brief History...
As proclaimed by Resolution of the Florida Legislature, Florida Statute 683.23, the “first ever” Florida Missing Children’s Day was held on Monday, September 13, 1999.
Each year parents, children, law enforcement officers and citizens gather to remember Florida's missing children who are still missing and those who will never come home again. The Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and FDLE’s Commissioner are invited as speakers.
The objective of this day is to raise awareness of Florida’s currently missing children, to educate the public on child safety and abduction prevention, and to recognize those individuals and law enforcement officers who have made outstanding contributions in the missing children issue.
Win a free trip! Florida’s fifth grade students are invited to take part in an essay contest in honor of Missing Children’s Day. The winner from the State of Florida will win a free trip to Tallahassee for Florida Missing Children’s Day in September!
2012 FMCD Program
View the program from the 2012 Florida Missing Children's Day
2012 FMCD News Advisory
Read the news advisory regarding the 2012 Florida Missing Children's Day ceremony.
Download The Advisory