The AMBER Alert System
The True or False trivia statement for August 20, 2013 was:
The amber in Amber Alerts symbolically reminds us of a someone who is missing.
The answer is …
According to the U.S. Department of Justice :: Amber Alerts :: Frequently Asked Questions page:
“The AMBER Alert System began in 1996 when Dallas-Fort Worth broadcasters teamed with local police to develop an early warning system to help find abducted children.
AMBER stands for America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response and was created as a legacy to 9-year-old Amber Hagerman, who was kidnapped while riding her bicycle in Arlington, Texas, and then brutally murdered. Other states and communities soon set up their own AMBER plans as the idea was adopted across the nation.”