USPS: Labor Day Holiday honoring workers is Sept. 2

Monday, Sept. 2, is Labor Day, the holiday celebrating the contributions of workers to the fabric of American life. The holiday was first celebrated in New York City in 1882. As unions expanded throughout the nation, Labor Day events grew in popularity, and in 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed the bill declaring the first Monday…

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USPS: Memorial Day Holiday to be observed May 27

The United States will observe Memorial Day, a federal holiday to remember members of the armed forces who died while serving the nation, on Monday, May 27. Approximately 100,000 veterans are employed by USPS. The organization is one of the largest civilian employers of former and current members of the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines…

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USPS: Presidents Day will be observed Monday, Feb. 18

Presidents Day will be observed Monday, Feb. 18, this year. The annual observance traces its roots to celebrations commemorating George Washington during the early 19th century. After Washington’s death in 1799, his birthday was celebrated informally across the young nation. In 1879, Congress declared Feb. 22 — Washington’s birthday — a federal holiday. A 1968…

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day observed Monday, Jan. 21

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday that commemorates the civil rights leader’s birthday, will be observed Monday, Jan. 21. King (1929-1968) was a Baptist preacher who became a leader in the American civil rights movement. He helped organize the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech,…

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USPS: Memorial Day honors armed forces

Memorial Day, a federal holiday to honor U.S. military members who died while serving their country, will be observed Monday, May 28. “The men and women of the armed forces place America’s safety before their own,” said Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan. “Memorial Day is a time to remember their valor, courage and the sacrifices…

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