Children’s Memorial Flag Raising

March 20, 2008

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This morning, the Memphis Child Advocacy Center had a Flag Raising as a result of yet another needless death of an innocent child. Six-year-old Charlis Flemming and his seven-year-old playmate were playing with a gun inside an apartment, when Charlis was shot in the face and killed. Parents and caretakers must remember to take all measures to keep kids safe.

Sadly, for the first time ever, two flags are now flying side-by-side at the Memphis Child Advocacy Center on Poplar Avenue, after last week’s Flag Raising for the Dotson children who were brutally killed in their home. Below is an excerpt from the Children’s Memorial Pledge, which is read aloud at each Flag Raising.

“We promise to protect the children in our care. We promise to believe children who say they have been hurt. We vow to tell the authorities if we suspect child abuse. We promise to do everything in our power to keep children safe.”

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