When: February 4th
Where: United States
If you see your mail man today, take a minute to thank him for the delivery of your mail. Working for the United States Postal Service delivery mail is very respected a career and the job that most everyone of us benefits from on a daily basis, so the next time when your at the local post office, let the people behind the counter know how much you appreciate them.
The United States Postal Service processes and delivers over 472 million pieces of mail every day.
The USPS history goes all the way back to 1775 when the Second Continental Congress appointed Benjamin Franklin as the first postmaster general. The Post Office Department was officially came into existence in 1792 with the Postal Service Act. We have come along way since the mail was delivered by men riding horses. It really is quite remarkable that for for 55 cents a letter can reliably be hand delivered to someones mail box several thousand miles away. Unfortunately the USPS continues to struggle in the modern era and even recently had its fifth straight annual operating loss. Another reason why we should honor, respect and have a bit of patience with our local postal workers.