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National Missing Children's Day

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Runaway Train 25

In the 1990s, Soul Asylum's "Runaway Train" music video featured images of missing children and helped recover 21 of the featured children. For the 25th anniversary, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) reimagined "Runaway Train" with new artists and created a first-of-its-kind music video.

Knowing that more than half of recovered children are found in the state from which they are missing, NCMEC used today's technology to present images of children missing from a viewer's local area.

Visit the Runaway Train 25 website to watch the music video and learn more about the campaign. Also see the NCMEC Search for Missing Children page to conduct your own search of currently missing children.

Still from the Runaway Train 25 campaign

 


2015 Commemorative Stamp

Depiction of the 2015 commemorative forget-me-not USPS stamp

In May 2015, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) issued a Forget-Me-Not stamp to increase public awareness of missing children and ways in which members of the public can assist in search efforts.

The stamp shows a group of purple forget-me-nots along with a lone flower and features the words "Forget-Me-Not" and "Help Find Missing Children."