Thank a Mailman Day
Date When celebrated : Always February 4
Thank a Mailman Day is your chance to say thanks to the guy, or gal, who delivers your mail. After all, they are there six days a week. The reliable postal worker is always there doing their job, regardless of the weather. They are a hardy lot. You’ll find some mail carriers on walking routes, wearing shorts in all but the coldest of winter days.
Did you Know? Pony Express riders were the most famous early American “mailmen”. Their motto was ” Neither rain, nor snow, nor death of the night, can keep us from our duty”. This motto is believed to be taken in part from a motto dating back to ancient times. Among the most popular variation is “Through rain or snow, or sleet or hail, we’ll carry the mail. We will not fail”.
Make it a point to catch your mail carrier enroute today. Give him or her a great big smile and a great big “TY”. If you happen to visit your local post office, give them a thank you, too.
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If you’ve missed your letter carrier today, thank him or her the next chance you get. We, letter carriers, appreciate grateful words. Our jobs have become much more labor intensive lately with the increase in on-line shopping, and the resulting avalanche of packages to deliver.