WASHINGTON, May 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
A MEASURE OF DEVOTION
Profile America — Sunday, May 29th. This date 12 years ago was the Saturday before Memorial Day, and thus appropriate for the dedication ceremony for the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Authorized in 1993, the memorial honors the 16 million Americans who served in the global conflict, including the 400,000 dead. The memorial received nearly $2 million in donations and pledges, thanks in part to the efforts of actor Tom Hanks as spokesman for the campaign. Currently, of the nearly 21 million living veterans in the U.S., there are more than 1.5 million from the Second World War, including some 114,000 that served in the Korean War as well. You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy, from the American Community Survey, at www.census.gov.
Memorial/accessed 3/29/2016: http://www.wwiimemorial.com/
Ceremony/accessed 3/29/2016: http://www.wwiimemorial.com/Dedication/Dedication.aspx?page=Speakers
History/accessed 3/29/2016: http://www.wwiimemorial.com/Facts/Facts.aspx
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Audio" in the "Library" pull-down menu).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau