U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for June 9

WASHINGTON, June 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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SUNDAY, JUNE 9: ROSES TO THE OCCASION

Profile America — Sunday, June 9th.  This is National Rose Month, celebrating America's favorite flower, grown in all 50 states.  One of the world's biggest floral celebrations is going on now and will pack in its greatest activity this weekend — the Portland, Oregon Rose Festival, founded in 1907.  Portland is called the City of Roses, and its Portland party 2013 began last month, incorporating the Rose Festival, which runs still another week.  Among the numerous events today will be drag races, best rose awards, and a grand floral float showcase.  Roses for all sorts of events — weddings, Valentines Day, graduations, anniversaries, and birthdays — are sold by some 16,000 florists nationwide.  Profile America is in its 17th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.

Sources:  www.rosefestival.org
U.S. Census Bureau, Facts for Features, CB13-FF.06

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). 

SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau



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