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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for September 24 – Press Releases

September 24, 2012 No Comments »

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following is the daily “Profile America” feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:



Profile America — Monday, September 24th.  As National Hispanic Heritage Month continues, the focus is on the contributions of this community to the nation's military history.  The exploits of David Farragut, the first admiral in the U.S. Navy, during the Civil War are fairly well known.  Less attention has been paid to Bernardo de Galvez, who aided George Washington during the Revolution, and for whom the city of Galveston, Texas is named.  Up to half a million Hispanics served in the U.S. armed forces during World War II — 12 of them earning the Medal of Honor.  Many Hispanics are on active duty now in Afghanistan.  Across the country, there are more than a million Hispanic veterans of the armed forces.  You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy, from the American Community Survey at

Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, Facts for Features, CB12-FF.19
               The National WWII Museum
               Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 522

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 (look for “Multimedia Gallery” by the “Newsroom” button).

SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau

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