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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for June 6

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WASHINGTON, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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Profile America - Friday, June 6th.  On this date 70 years ago, while most of America slept, one of history's most notable events unfolded, as heard at the time: "CBS World News; Bob Trout speaking. And again we bring you the available report - all of them from German sources - on what the Berlin radio calls the invasion. The Berlin radio opened its news program with a so-called invasion announcement, and I quote: 'Here is a special bulletin. Early this morning, the long-awaited British and American invasion began, when paratroops landing in the area of the Somme estuary …'" This was, of course, the Normandy invasion, which hastened the end of World War II in Europe. Currently, of the more than 21 million living veterans in the U.S., there are over 1.5 million from the Second World War. Profile America is in its 17th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.

Sources: https://archive.org/details/Complete_Broadcast_Day_D-Day 
http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ACS_12_1YR_B21002&prodType=table

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 the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button). 

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