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July 1 is National Postal Worker Day

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National Postal Worker Day is annually celebrated on July 1st. This is a day to appreciate and thank the numerous men and women that work consistently and diligently to help us send and receive all of our mail and packages. These employees suffer some of the harshest working conditions, yet continue to persevere six days a week.

Across the United States, postal workers walk an average of 4 to 8 miles carrying a full load of letters and packages and delivering them in a timely manner to each one of our doorsteps. Postal workers have to work rain or shine, or should we say rain or snow or sleet or hail or thunderstorms or blizzards or immense heat and/or any combination of the above.

Take an extra minute today to say thank you to your postal worker and let them know how much they are appreciated. A simple thank you, maybe a gift or even a handshake will brighten the day of the postal worker who works so hard to service you.

July 1 is also NATIONAL U.S. POSTAGE STAMP DAY

Today we can celebrate National U.S. Postage Stamp Day by appreciating the ease and simplicity with which we can send and receive mail. Because of the invention of the postage stamp, one can simply pay a standard rate to purchase a “symbol” that can then be attached to a letter and sent with no responsibility to the recipient.

Before the postage stamp, the cost of sending a letter/package was actually given to the recipient. The postal worker would take the letter and deliver it to the desired destination, and would only then, collect the money for the postage. Because of this, there were often times that the recipient would refuse the letter, leaving the cost to the postal service. The postal service had to set aside an allotted amount of money for this, and took it as a loss.

The postage stamp completely reinvented this whole process, leading to a simpler, smoother and more cost-effective system of sending and delivering mail.

Source: National Day Calendar.com

 

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