USPS: In 1964, a Post Office was open on Oct. 32

October is one of the seven months that has 31 days. Except for the year when it had 32 days — at one Post Office in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. That office was the Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, branch of the Honolulu Post Office, which was located on an island of the same name….

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USPS: 5 facts about Labor Day

To help you get ready for Labor Day next week, here are five things you may not have known about the holiday. 1. Labor unions helped establish Labor Day. The holiday was first celebrated in New York City on the first Tuesday of September 1882 by members of the Central Labor Union, a group comprised…

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USPS: Military Appreciation Month observed in May

Military Appreciation Month, declared a national observance by Congress in 1999, is marked annually in May. “The Postal Service is proud to have veterans and the dedication they bring to our workforce,” said Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan. “We are equally proud to serve veterans and members of the armed forces as valued customers, and…

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USPS: Postal Facts site offers trove of info

Did you know the Postal Service handles almost half the world’s mail volume? Or that 318 employees were honored for their heroism during the previous fiscal year? Or that the organization receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations? If any of…

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USPS: 5 facts about postal pioneer Mary Goddard

To help mark Women’s History Month, here are five facts about Mary Katherine Goddard, the first known woman Postmaster in the United Colonies, the predecessor of the United States. 1. Goddard came from a postal family. She was born in 1738 in New London, CT, where her father, Giles, served as a physician and Postmaster….

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USPS: 6 facts about women letter carriers

November marks the 100th anniversary of women letter carriers in cities. Here are six facts about their contributions to mail delivery. Women began delivering mail in cities during World War I. Women had been rural carriers since at least 1899, but they didn’t deliver in urban areas until the nation experienced wartime workforce shortages. Washington,…

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Remembering September 11, 2001: A Letter Carrier’s Story

In this video, Emma describes her experience that day and in the weeks that followed: By Nancy Pope, Historian Mail destined for the World Trade Center (WTC) was processed by the Church Street post office located across the street. The WTC complex was so large that it encompassed two zip codes, 16,000 addresses and required…

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