Wednesday is National Missing Children’s Day – a day set aside to remember kids who have run away, been kidnapped, or abandoned. Each year, in Missouri, thousands of children go missing. Captain Chris Ricks with the Missouri State Highway Patrol says 11,448 reports on missing children were filed in 2004. On the positive side, 87.7 percent of these missing children were found and brought home, or they returned on their own. Ricks says this day is an opportunity to increase awareness and to alert parents and kids to potential dangers.