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Families, lawmakers gather to observe Florida Missing Children's Day

Posted at 4:24 PM, Sep 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-10 13:47:11-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Since 1999, families, lawmakers, and law enforcement have observed Florida Missing Children's Day by remembering the kids who are still missing or will never come home, and working to keep that number from growing.

Monday, many agencies came together at the Capitol Courtyard, including Scent Evidence K-9s.

Scent Evidence works to bring back missing people as quickly as possible.

Workers handed out scent kits to parents, which include a book to help make having the safety talk with small children, easier.

Families of missing children were recognized and honored.

"It's sad, it really is. It's just hard. We do it everyday and we know they're missing, but this is kind of validation," said Leah Martin, the mother of a missing child. "You just have to keep your eye on them [your children] tell them you love them, know what their doing."

First Lady Ann Scott was also in attendance.