Lt. Governor Proclaims Missing Children's Day in Hawaii

Lieutenant Governor Duke Aiona
Lieutenant Governor Duke Aiona

HONOLULU (KHNL) - Governor Linda Lingle and Lieutenant Governor Duke Aiona proclaimed September 19, 2007 as Missing Children's Day in Hawaii to help raise awareness about the urgent need to return missing children to their families.

The proclamation presented Monday, focuses on renewed efforts in Hawaii and nationwide to reunite children with their loved ones.

"More than 3,000 children go missing each year in Hawaii," said Lt. Governor Aiona.  "On Missing Children's Day in Hawaii, we recognize the plight of missing children and their families, and renew our efforts to secure their safe return."

In coordination with Missing Children's Day, the Hawaii County Police Department will initiate a statewide test of the MAILE AMBER Alert System at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, September 19.

It will be one of two tests held during the year to ensure equipment and procedures are in place in the event of an actual alert.