WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11: AMERICA ATTACKED
Profile America — Sunday, September 11th. Ten 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. The 9/11 attacks highlighted the vital role of firefighters. Across the nation, 322,000 career and 827,000 volunteer firefighters stand ready to protect us. 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 2011, p. 454
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2011, t. 352
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau