Saturday, while on the way back from Thanksgiving with my husband's relatives, we drove through New Jersey where we spotted several message boards along the way flashing the "Silver Alert Call 511" message. New Jersey had issued a statewide Silver Alert for a missing elderly or intellectually disabled person. It is the first time I've seen the alert being used since I learned about them last year. The good news, hopefully, is that the individual was found Sunday afternoon.
New Jersey joined the Silver Alert program in late 2009 and has issued several alerts since.