City Carrier Assistant Robert Franklin was finishing his Sunday deliveries when he saw a customer raising an American flag outside his home.
After asking if he needed assistance, Franklin, a U.S. Army veteran, stood at attention near his postal vehicle saluting until the flag was fully raised.
“Unbeknownst to me, a neighbor saw and took a photo,” Franklin said.
The neighbor, Michael Lempert, shared the image to Facebook and wrote: “Many thanks to retired U.S. Army sergeant Robert Franklin who is still serving his country, rain, sleet or snow.”
Last year, a Pensacola, FL, letter carrier also received praise on social media after he was photographed saluting a military veteran’s funeral procession.
Franklin appreciates the positive response.
“I hope it encourages other postal employees to participate and share flag etiquette,” he said.
“It’s a way to show as an arm of the federal government, we are the stewards of these customs and courtesies.”
Source: USPS News Link