Amber Alert System Featured In New Postage Stamp


The U.S. Postal Service is issuing a new stamp that recognizes the Amber Alert system used to find missing children, reports the Associated Press. The system was created in 1996 after the kidnapping and killing of 9-year-old Amber Hagerman. It is designed to notify surrounding communities of an abduction so people can alert police of suspicious activity within the first few hours of the crime.

The Postal Service unveiled the stamp in Washington, D.C., yesterday, National Missing Children’s Day. A second ceremony will be held in Arlington, Tx., where Amber was kidnapped.


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