Independence Day – History of nation, USPS linked

Thursday, July 4, is Independence Day, the annual holiday that commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Independence Day holds special significance for the Postal Service, whose history is closely tied to the nation’s birth. The organization traces its roots to July 26, 1775, when Benjamin Franklin was appointed Postmaster General by…

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Independence Day – USPS, nation’s history closely linked

Tuesday, July 4, is Independence Day, the annual holiday that commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Independence Day holds special significance for the Postal Service, whose history is closely tied to the nation’s birth. USPS traces its roots to July 26, 1775, when Benjamin Franklin was appointed Postmaster General by the…

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USPS facilities must fly POW-MIA flag July 4

July 4 is Independence Day, one of six days each year Postal Service facilities area required to fly the POW-MIA flag. The flag honors the sacrifices made by members of the armed forces held as prisoners of war or listed as missing in action. Facilities that are open July 4 must display the POW-MIA flag….

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USPS: Fourth of July

Friday, July 4 is Independence Day, one of the six days each year postal facilities are required to fly the POW-MIA flag, but because the holiday falls on a non-business day, the POW-MIA flag is raised on the last business day before July 4. The flag and its display at postal facilities honors the sacrifices…

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