WASHINGTON, May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Justice Department will recognize three law enforcement officers and a school administrator from California, Maryland, and Virginia for their heroic and exemplary efforts to protect children, during the annual National Missing Children's Day commemoration at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, in Washington, D.C. In addition, a fifth-grader from City School in Grand Blanc, Michigan, will receive the 16th annual Missing Children's Art Contest Award.
President Ronald Reagan proclaimed May 25, 1983, the first National Missing Children's Day to remember Etan Patz, a six-year-old boy who disappeared from a New York City street corner on May 25, 1979. Missing Children's Day honors his memory and the memories of children still missing.
WHO: Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch
Assistant Attorney General Karol V. Mason
OJJDP Administrator Robert L. Listenbee
National Missing Children's Day award recipients
Judicial Officer William Campbell, United States Postal Service
Carlina White, abduction survivor and child advocate
WHEN: WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2015
2:00 p.m. EDT
WHERE: Great Hall, U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest (between 9th and 10th Streets)
SOURCE Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs