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Thank A Mailman Day
Special Interest
The Postman Always Rings Twice!

When: February 4th

Where: United States

Traditional Celebration Ideas

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.
 

Numbers

The United States Postal Service processes and delivers over 472 million pieces of mail every day.

Description

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.
 

Interesting Facts

  1. The U.S. Post Office Department launched airmail service in 1918.
  2. The smallest Post Office is located in Ochopee, FL and is about 61 square feet.
  3. The largest U.S. Postal Service is the James A. Farley Post Office in New York, NY and is 393,000 square feet.
  4. Going postal is an American English slang phrase referring to becoming extremely and uncontrollably angry. The expression comes from a series of incidents from the 1986 Edmond, Oklahoma shooting and then other shootings in which United States Postal Service (USPS) workers shot and killed many people.
  5. The worlds most expensive stamp ever sold is the British Guiana One-Cent Magenta at $9.48 million.
     

Information

Observed:
  • February 4th
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