USPS: Memorial Day Holiday honors nation’s armed forces

Memorial Day, a federal holiday to honor U.S. military members who died while serving their country, will be observed Monday, May 25. “The Postal Service is proud to be one of the nation’s largest employers of current and former members of the armed forces, and we honor their contributions every day,” said Postmaster General Megan…

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USPS: Flag reminders – Special requirements for two holidays

USPS is reminding employees about special flag requirements for two holidays this month: • Peace Officers Memorial Day, which honors police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty, is Friday, May 15. Postal Service facilities are required to fly the U.S. flag at half-staff this day. When the U.S. flag is flown…

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USPS video praises veterans for service

The Postal Service has released a video for National Military Appreciation Month that recognizes military veteran employees for their contributions to the nation and USPS. “Every day, you show your true grit, stand in the gap, perform in critical roles and continue that spirit of service,” Employee Resource Management Vice President Simon Storey says in…

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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…

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USPS offers special tokens to veterans

To mark Veterans Day this year, the Postal Service will honor employees who served in the armed forces with a special badge and badge clip. Approximately 100,000 military veterans are employed by USPS. The badges are designed to be worn with the employee’s identification card and contain a message from Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan….

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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…

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