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Children's Memorial Flag Day Is April 25

4/16/2008:   Join CWLA in honoring and memorializing the thousands of children who die violently each year from abuse and neglect by flying the Children's Memorial Flag on April 25.

CWLA launched this campaign in 1998 to draw attention to the problem of nearly 3 million children annually reported abused and neglected as part of a national initiative to reduce child mortality. This year, the focus of the Children's Memorial Flag Initiative will be on supporting the White House Conference on Children and Youth as an effective way to accomplish this goal.

The Children's Memorial Flag is flown on the fourth Friday in April, honoring each lost child and raising public awareness about the continuing problem of violence against children. Many governors, state legislatures, mayors, and other officials have flown the flag from state capitols and city halls nationwide, and many resolutions have been passed in support of the initiative.

Don't have a flag? Purchase yours today from CWLA. Our smaller 3 x 5 flag is temporarily out of stock, so for a limited time we're offering our larger 5 x 8 flag for the price of the 3 x 5. You can also order by calling toll-free 800/407-6273. Ask for item FLAG5X8.

For additional background on National Children's Memorial Flag Day, facts and figures about child abuse and neglect, flag orders, and a list of supporters in your state, visit www.cwla.org/advocacy/memorialflag.htm.


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