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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for September 11

September 10, 2012

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following is the daily “Profile America” feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11: U.S. ATTACKED ANNIVERSARY

Profile America — Tuesday, September 11th. Eleven years ago today, America experienced one of its darkest days — the coordinated attacks on the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon by terrorists flying hijacked airliners. A fourth aircraft crashed in rural Pennsylvania, as passengers fought with the hijackers. At the Pentagon, the attack killed 189 civilian and military personnel. In New York, nearly 3,000 people died. By comparison, the Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor in 1941 killed some 2,400. A long-lasting impact of the attacks is increased screening of airline passengers. Latest numbers available show 6.5 million prohibited items intercepted in one year. The men and women of the U.S. Census Bureau — who lost two colleagues in the attacks — join in remembering those killed and injured.

Sources: Chase’s Calendar of Events 2012, p. 446
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 536

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for “Multimedia Gallery” by the “Newsroom” button).

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