I received this email from Todd Matthews of Namus. I thought I would share it with everyone:
This past weekend -- I spoke at an event in Albany, New York.
The event has been arranged annually for 8 years by Doug and Mary Lyall. Parents of missing Suzanne Lyall, founders of the Center For Hope and two of the most wonderful people I have ever encountered. I knew they were the salt of the earth, but after spending time with them over the course of these event -- I cannot describe their dedication and tireless effort. You would have to encounter them in person to truly realize their full compassion.
They managed to establish a New York Missing Persons Day -- and established a monument for the missing in Albany --
They came CLOSE to getting a National Missing Persons Day --- one sig sort of becoming a reality.
I suggested they try again -- this time as a National Missing and Unidentified Persons Day.
We've had a state level success occur in Missouri --
And we can make this happen at a National Level as well.
This needs media coverage to help shine a light on this effort --- if you can help -- please do, or refer to a media colleague. We have to make this happen for the more than 100,000 missing -- and the between 40,000 - 50,000 sets of unidentified remains.
NamUs /Southeast Region
Regional Systems Administrator
NamUs - National Missing and
Unidentified Persons System