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…

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USPS: Healing PTSD semipostal stamp sells 7 million

More than 7 million Healing PTSD stamps have been sold since its release last year, raising $717,000 to fund research about post-traumatic stress disorder. The funding is being disbursed to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. “Thanks to the millions of Americans who purchased the Healing PTSD stamp, VA will continue to study, create awareness,…

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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: 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: PTSD semipostal stamp arrives Dec. 2

Healing PTSD, a semipostal stamp to raise funds for those diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, will be released Monday, Dec. 2. PTSD develops in some children and adults who have survived a traumatic event. The condition can be triggered by experiences such as a natural disaster, car accident, physical or sexual assault, abuse and combat,…

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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: 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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