USPS: Fly flags at half-staff on Patriot Day – Sept. 11

President Donald Trump has ordered U.S. flags flown at half-staff Friday, Sept. 11, to honor victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. USPS facilities are required to fly the flag at half-staff this day, which is also known as Patriot Day. To fly the flag at half-staff, hoist the flag to the peak for an instant…

 Continue reading

USPS: Burial Flag Program procedural change reminder

The Postal Service is reminding employees about a procedural change for the replenishment of flags distributed through the organization’s Burial Flag Program. Through the program, all retail Post Offices serve as a burial flag repository in accordance with Retail Operations Handbook PO-209 and Administrative Support Manual 474. Under the procedural change, which took effect in…

 Continue reading

USPS: Change announced for burial flag program

USPS and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have made a procedural change for replenishment of flags distributed through the Postal Service Burial Flag Program. One of the most powerful symbols recognizing military service, and an enduring memento treasured by many deceased veterans’ families, U.S. flags in the program will now be ordered through…

 Continue reading

USPS: Fly flags at half-staff Dec. 7

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, an annual commemoration of the 1941 attack, will be observed Saturday, Dec. 7. Postal Service facilities are required to fly the U.S. flag at half-staff this day. To fly the flag at half-staff, hoist the flag to the peak for an instant and then lower it to the half-staff position….

 Continue reading

USPS: Flag notice – Monday, Nov. 11, is Veterans Day

Flag notice. Monday, Nov. 11, is Veterans Day, one of six days each year that Postal Service facilities are required to fly the POW-MIA flag. Because Veterans Day is a designated USPS holiday, facilities should raise the POW-MIA flag on the last business day before the holiday. The flag honors the sacrifices made by members…

 Continue reading

Postal Bulletin highlights Regulations for Proper Flag Display

Regulations for Proper Flag Display The United States Postal Service® periodically reprints part 47 of the Administrative Support Manual (ASM), so postmasters can ensure that the American flag, the Postal Service™ flag, and the MIA-POW flag are properly displayed. To read all of the regulations concerning the display of flags at Postal Service facilities, see…

 Continue reading

USPS honors veterans with special military-style challenge coins

USPS is once again honoring employees who are veterans and have five years of postal service with military-style challenge coins. Historically, challenge coins symbolize military unit identity and camaraderie. They are awarded to service members for special achievement or mission participation. USPS is offering eligible veterans the coins to mark Military Appreciation Month, which is…

 Continue reading

USPS: 5 facts about POWs and MIAs

National POW-MIA Recognition Day, which honors those who were prisoners of war and those who are missing in action, is Friday, Sept. 21. Here are five things you may not know. 1. More than 82,000 Americans are missing in action. This figure covers personnel who fought in conflicts dating back to World War II. Approximately…

 Continue reading