National Road Tour 2009
For additional information about the tour visit the website On The Road To Remember Tour at: http://www.roadtoremembertour.com
Thanks to all of our families who took part in the rally stop and all the families and volunteers who showed up in support of the tour effort. I hope in some small way it brings comfort to know their are people out in the world who do care; I pray the tour brings forth a resolve to another case. Again, thanks to all for the continual support.
ANDREWS, SOUTH CAROLINA RALLY STOP
AUSTIN, TEXAS RALLY STOP
BALMORHEA, TEXAS RALLY STOP
BOSSIER CITY, LOUISANA RALLY STOP
FLORENCE, SOUTH CAROLINA RALLY STOP
HENDERSON, TEXAS RALLY STOP
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA RALLY STOP
KILLEEN, TEXAS RALLY STOP
LAKE CHARLES, LOUISANA RALLY STOP
LAKELAND, FLORIDA RALLY STOP
LUMBERTON, NORTH CAROLINA RALLY STOP
MOBILE, ALABAMA RALLY STOP
MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA RALLY STOP
MYRTLE BEACH, SOUTH CAROLINA RALLY STOP
NAPLES, FLORIDA RALLY STOP
PEACHTREE CITY, GEORGIA RALLY STOP
PELHAM, ALABAMA RALLY STOP
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS RALLY STOP
VALDOSTA, GEORGIA RALLY STOP
WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA RALLY STOP
Dear Families of the Missing and Supporters
It’s that time of the year again when we are preparing for the “ON THE ROAD TO REMEMBER TOUR” and invite all of you to participate in this national awareness campaign for the missing, unidentified/unsolved homicide and cases fallen cold. Below you will find much needed information about the tour and history.. see you soon!
If you are a family of a missing person, law enforcement agency, organization/group or volunteer and you would like to host a rally stop featuring missing person – unidentified person – unsolved homicides, please contact our center.
The following states are the chosen ones we will travel through if you are in the tour path and want your case featured please at a hosted stop please contact us now. See below, states.
Promotional items will be distributed through the tour and at each rally stop
Tee Shirts and Bumper Stickers – Tour Graphic
DVD featuring all cases included in the tour
Complete Press Packets – Tour Information
Special Tour Booklet and other materials
WHAT DO I NEED TO SUBMIT MY MISSING PERSON
All vital stats on missing person
All agency and law enforcement contact numbers and web sites concerning missing person
Written consent for your missing person to be featured for CUE Center for Missing Persons
Video or other content to be included in the DVD distributed during the tour
WHO CAN HOST A STOP?
Family of a Missing Person
Law Enforcement Agency
WHAT ARE SOME IDEAS FOR A RALLY STOP?
Candle Light Vigils
Display Board, Banners, Signs, Marques
Guest Speakers; law enforcement, town/state dignitaries, community leaders, pastor, etc.
Tables set up for displays of missing persons photos and information
Public event or safety activities
Invite the public, family, friends and media (our team will aid in media coverage)
WHAT TYPE OF LOCATIONS HAVE BEEN USED FOR RALLY STOPS?
Police – Sheriff Departments
Government Agencies, i.e. Mayor, Town Hall
Parking lots of stores that have frontage or businesses alike
Home of the families of the missing
Parks of any kind or large grassy areas
Local churches, Schools, Community Buildings
National Tour Purpose and Inspiration
The annual tour was created to generate new interest in cold cases of missing people across our nation. The inspiration came in 2004 from the case of North Carolina college student Leah Roberts, who had gone on a cross-country trip of self-exploration. Her wrecked and abandoned vehicle was found, but Leah is still missing. Leah’s case went cold and interest faded until CUE volunteers set out on a grueling 14-day trip to retrace her route and inform the media of all those who were missing in the path of the tour. In the years to follow, it only seemed right to keep hope alive after families across the country voiced the need for more help and supported the tour idea.
National Tour Objective
The national road tour, called “On the Road to Remember,” is an awareness campaign that focuses on missing persons cases that have gone cold or have not received appropriate media coverage on the local level – much less the national level.. The tour, which travels through many states annually, provides that attention.
In all cases of missing people, it is vital to inform the public of the missing person’s circumstances quickly and to disseminate that information to the media and the public. In most cases where details are released immediately to the public through an organized campaign, the public brings forth information that aids in the investigation and or the location of the victim. The media plays a significant role in getting the word out on the behalf of the missing person and should be recognized as a vital resource to any investigation.
Interest in many of the cases we have featured in previous tours has been renewed. The media has learned about local cases they were unaware of; case investigations have been renewed, and searches conducted. Information has resulted in new leads in some cases, and has even helped identify an unknown decedent and in 2008 solved a cold case of twenty eight years. And finally, each tour some of the missing featured have been found from various efforts, which is the main reason we conduct the tour despite the toll it takes on our all-volunteer staff.
It is the belief of the CUE Center for Missing Persons that all investigations, the public, volunteers and the media should work in collaboration on cases involving missing children and adults; until this happens, their will continue to be cases of the missing labeled “cold” or “inactive.”
About the Tour Honoree
In keeping the tradition of the tour – an honoree is selected each year, one who needs fair coverage of their disappearance. In 2010 honoree will be announced. See below for past tour honorees
2004 – Leah Roberts 2005 – Kent Jacobs 2006 – Molly Datillo 2007 – Anthony Allen
2008 – Jeremy Alex 2009 – Rachel Cooke