February 4th Thank A Mailman Day

National Thank a Mailman Day

Feb 4th 2017 is Thank a Mailman Day. The US Postal Service was formed by the 2nd Continental Congress in 1775 with its first Postmaster as Benjamin Franklin.

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The first postage stamps went into use in 1847 and the ultimate postal service, the Pony Express, started operation on April 3, 1860.

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Delivery of mail became free to those that lived in the cities in 1863, and to rural America in 1896. To speed up the process the zip code went into use in 1963.

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How to celebrate – Thank your local postal servant for their service. Buy a role of stamps to support the system. Paint your mailbox red, white and blue.

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