The 10th Annual National Missing Persons Tour Dates: October 3rd thru 12th
SEE BELOW FOR ROUTE, SCHEDULE (TIMES AND DATES), FEATURED CASE LINEUP AND MORE…..
This year’s honoree is Michael “Austin Davis”, Missing from Jacksonville, Florida
2013 On The Road To Remember Tour Press Release HERE
Tour: North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Virginia, Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama
It’s that time again when the CUE Center for Missing Persons begins their annual awareness campaign concerning missing person cases across the country. The route each year is designed from the request that come in and once the addresses are complete dates, times of arrival for rally stops will be announced. Route submissions are close at this time unless a request is literally along the tour travel. Anyone interested volunteering, sponsorship or hosting a stop should contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (910) 232-1687 (910) 343-1131
WHAT IS A RALLY STOP?
A rally stop is a place that is pre set by anyone who wishes to host one “see below” for suggested person(s). Once a location is secured CUE will inform the host of time and date of arrival. Each stop is one hour and a half long for whatever program the host wishes to have and feature; this is your time to bring an awareness to your community of missing persons.
WHAT ARE SOME IDEAS FOR A RALLY STOP?
Candle light or prayer vigils, clothes line display project, lantern launch
Balloon release, flower toss, butterfly release, roadside displays or demonstrations
Display Board, Banners, Signs, Marques
Guest Speakers; law enforcement, town/state dignitaries, community leaders, pastor, etc.
Tribute performances (vocal or dance)
Tables set up for displays of missing persons photos and information
Public event or safety activities
Invite the families of unsolved homicide, missing, public, family, friends and media (our team will aid in media coverage)
The most important thing is to be creative in your rally stop
WHAT TYPE OF LOCATIONS HAVE BEEN USED FOR RALLY STOPS?
Police – Sheriff or police 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.”
WHAT DO I NEED TO SUBMIT MY MISSING PERSON
All vital stats on missing person
Agency and law enforcement contact numbers and web sites concerning missing person
Written consent for your missing person to be featured in the national tour line up
Date & time of Stop/Hosted By Address City
Stop address’s listed below
10/03/13 at 10:30 AM Hosted by Harlan Chavis- Laurinburg Sheriff Dept- 212 Biggs Street- Laurinburg, NC 28353
10/03/13 at 3:30 PM Hosted by Buddy Powell- Phyllis Memorial Garden-310 Ash St -Woodland, NC 27897
Morgan Harrngton | Alexis Murphy | Missing/Unsolved
10/04/13 at 2:00 PM Hosted by Save The Next Girl 1147 Keys Chruch Rd Shipman, VA 22971
10/04/13 at 7:00 PM Hosted by Beverly Barnhill – Century Automotive 808 North Main St Lexington, NC 27292
10/05/2013 at 10:00 AM Hosted by Rick Morrison Corner of Corporate and International 4601 Corporate Drive Concord, NC 28027
10/05/13 at 2:00 PM Hosted by Tim Shelton Spartanburg City Hall 145 West Broad St Spartanburg, SC 29306
10/06/13 at 1:30 PM Hosted by Riverfront Park 213 Commerce St. (Go through the tunnel ( under the big sign”Riverfront Park and then to the left to the Gazebo) Montgomery,AL 36104
10/07/13 at 3:30 PM Hosted by John Luther Hancock County Sheriff Office 8450 Hwy 90 Bay Saint Louis ,MS
James Aaron Toole
10/08/13 at 10:00 AM Hosted by Ashley Morrow Clarion Hotel 2195 Ross Clark Circle Dothan, AL 36307
Jerry Michael Williams
10/08/13 at 3:00 PM Hosted by Stephanie White Hurricane Grill and Wings 6800 Thomasville Rd Tallahassee, Fl 32312
10/08/13 at 7:00 PM Hosted by Stefani Mitchell at Home Depot 215 SW Home Depot Dr -Lake City FL 32055
10/09/13 at 10:00 AM Hosted by Donna Scharrett Anderson Park 39699 USHwy 19 North Shelter #1 Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
10/09/13 at 2:30 PM Hosted by Marcia Williams Corner of 111th and Vandabilt Naples, FL
10/09/13 at 7:00 PM Hosted by Teresa Halliday Duffy’s Super Play 1600 NW Courtyard Circle Port St Lucie, FL 34986
Michael Austin Davis
10/10/13 at 2:30 PM Hosted by Christy Davis Memorial Park 1620 Riverside Avenue Jacksonville, FL 32204
10/11/13 at 10:30 AM Hosted by Cypress Faulk Church 5152 N Brewington Rd Manning, SC 29102
10/11/13 at 3:00 PM Hosted by Gail Soles Blount’s Furniture Store 201 W Main Street Andrews , SC 29510
10/12/13 at 10:00 AM Hosted by Aynor Park North Main St Aynor, SC 29511
Escort into Wilmington for Grand Finale
10/12/13 at 1:30 PM- Billy Goats II – 8951 Ocean Highway East Leland, NC 28457
All NC Cases
10/12/13 at 2:00 PM- Billy Goats II – 6324 Market Street Wilmington, NC 28403
Grand Finale Happenings
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