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Children's Memorial Flag Background Information

The Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) launched the Children's Memorial Flag Campaign in 1998 to draw public awareness to the problem of nearly 3 million children reported abused and neglected each year. The campaign's centerpiece is the Children's Memorial Flag. The banner, designed by a 16-year-old California youth, depicts five doll-like figures of children standing side-by-side, holding hands against a red backdrop. A sixth child in the center is represented by a thin, white chalk outline, symbolizing a child lost to violence. In 2001, a Congressional bill designated the fourth Friday in April National Children's Memorial Flag Day. On this day, local leaders, lawmakers, law enforcement, educators, organizations, families, and individuals unite by flying the flag and conducting ceremonies and related activities to memorialize children and advocate ending violence. CWLA encourages continued support for the Children's Memorial Flag Campaign during the month of April and throughout the year.

Numerous promotional materials are available to the public at http://www.cwla.org/advocacy/memorialflag.htm, including the sale of Children's Memorial Flags, bumper stickers, magnets, and lapel pins, as well as downloadable images of the flag and press materials. For more information about this initiative, please e-mail flag@cwla.org.


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