Thank a Mailman Day
When : Always February 4th
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.
Origin of Thank a Mailman Day:
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This Day in History February 4
George Washington is unanimously elected as the first President of the United States by the U.S. Electoral College. (1789)
The Royal Navy seizes Guadeloupe. (1810)
In Montgomery, Alabama, delegates from six break-away U.S. states meet and form the Confederate States of America. (1861)
The Philippine-American War begins with the Battle of Manila. (1899)
The United Service Organization (USO) is created to entertain American troops. (1941)
Yasser Arafat takes over as chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization. (1969)
Facebook, a mainstream online social networking site, is founded by Mark Zuckerberg. (2004)