2013 marks the ninth year for CUE Center for Missing Persons annual On the Road to Remember Tour covering thousands of miles across the United States to bring awareness to missing persons and unsolved cases, many which have never been featured in media.
The Road to RememberTour dates for 2013 are October 3-12th, ending with a grand finale at CUE headquarters in Wilmington, NC.
Each year covering a different route, the tour will be hitting the following states: North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Virginia, Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama offering the opportunity for all families with missing loved ones, or those who advocate for them, to participate.
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. (http://ncmissingpersons.org)
In years past, with renewed interest in the missing persons cases, along with public and private collaboration, leads have been collected, new searches conducted and many cases solved. It’s believed that it takes the cooperation of various sectors to pull all the pieces together and find resolution for the families and the Road to Remember Tour is dedicated to bringing those sectors together as much as possible.
Anyone can volunteer to sponsor a rally stop in their community which are held in various venues such as public parks, churches, schools, law enforcement department locations, or anywhere the public and media can gather to announce information about the missing persons represented at that particular rally stop. The stops in each location last about an hour or more and Founder Monica Caison, along with representatives from CUE Center are present to assist with obtaining media coverage of the events.
Past years have seen the missing honored through balloon/butterfly/lantern releases, candlelight vigils, prayer circles, safety events, guest speakers and any variation of events to draw public attention. Oftentimes it’s the public that is able to provide the much needed clues to enhance the ability to solve the cases.
Founder of CUE Center, Monica Caison, and her all volunteer army of thousands continually use every method possible to assist the families of the missing through one of the worst times of their lives. Regardless of the outcome, each of them deserve to know what happened to their loved one in order to find answers to eternal, haunting questions.
Through efforts like the On the Road to Remember Tour and the National Round Table Conference, as well as several ongoing missions, CUE Center has grown nationwide, reaching out to families through state coordinators and volunteers to continually be available to advocate for the families.
If anyone would like to sponsor a rally stop to remember the missing from their community, please reach out to CUE Center by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or call (910) 232-1687 (910) 343-1131
Annual On the Road to Remember Tour 2013 with
CUE Center for Missing Persons