Today would have been Jacob Wetterling's 41st birthday. He was born February 17, 1978 to Jerry and Patty Wetterling. He was abducted from his hometown of St. Joseph, Minnesota and murdered when he was 11 years old.

To honor Jacob, the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center is asking children of all ages to choose one of Jacob's 11 traits and create a piece of artwork.

His 11 traits are;

1. Be Fair
2. Be Kind
3. Be Understanding
4. Be Honest
5. Be Thankful
6. Be a Good Sport
7. Be a Good Friend
8. Be Joyful
9. Be Generous
10. Be Gentle with Others
11. Be Positive

You're asked to choose the trait that means the most to you. The resource center will be displaying a few submissions each month on their social media page. You can email a copy of your art to or mail it to;

366 Jackson St. Suite 300
St. Paul, MN 55101

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