Thursday, February 4, 2016

Don't Forget To Thank Your Mailman!

February 4th is recognized as National Thank A Mailman Day! Don’t forget to say thank you to your mail carrier when they stop by to deliver your mail. Unfortunately, we sometimes forget the process of mail and all the hard work it takes to get from point A to point B, so take time to thank your mail person because they deliver in various weather conditions 6 days a week.

Here are some fun facts provided by the USPS.

  • In 1775, the Second Continental Congress established the Constitutional Post–the first organized mail service in America.

  • As the nation’s first Postmaster General, Benjamin Franklin established many of the conventions we are accustomed to today.

  • Postage stamps were invented in 1847.

  • On April 3, 1860 the famous Pony Express officially took off.

  • In 1863, free city delivery started and in 1896, free rural delivery began.

  • In 1963, the Zip Code began.

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