BOSTON, Mass. (WWLP) - Twelve years ago, 16-year-old Molly Bish was abducted from Comins Pond in Warren and murdered. But her memory lives on through the Molly Bish Foundation, which organized the twelfth annual Missing Children's Day at the State House Wednesday.
"We certainly think of her and miss her every single day and that's why this is important, it brings us altogether, united, to talk about our children, to share them, and to wish them home and to have our cases solved," said Molly's mother, Magi Bish.
Families from across the state gathered to mourn their missing children, including the family of Holly Piirainen, who was abducted in Sturbridge and later found dead 19 years ago.
"She's always in our minds, all the time," said Holly's aunt, Karen Jolin. "We still want our cases solved and we want to remind them to keep working on them and never forget them as we will never forget them."
Lawmakers and state police showed their support by advocating for Molly's Bill, also known as the EZ-ID bill, which aims to make license plates more recognizable by including symbols. Supporters of the bill said symbols make license plates far easier to identify when a vehicle is fleeing a crime scene.
The lead sponsor of the bill, Senator Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester), said the bill could pass this year.
"So many of the leaders in this Legislature are supporting Molly's bill and it's within reach. It is within reach as we close this legislative session," said Tarr.