Pony Express to computerization….

postal4Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds, where have you heard these words before?

From the Pony Express to computerization, Mail Service has come a long way!

The Postal System instilled mail distribution cases in the 18th century; steamboats, trains, and automobiles in the 19th century; and planes, letter sorting machines, and automation in the 20th century. Today, computerized equipment helps sort and distribute hundreds of millions of pieces of mail each day.

Today we celebrate all Postal Workers on National Postal Worker Day.  This day is set aside so that we can appreciate and thank all the postal workers that work without fail  to make sure that we send and receive packages with the utmost care and ease for us.

Postal employees suffer some of the harshest working conditions, yet they keep on six days a week. They often work in weather conditions that we don’t even want to see let alone be outside working in.  Below zero temps, we choose to stay inside where it is warm, postal employees deliver our mail out in the cold temps!

Across the United States, many postal workers will walk an average of 4 to 8 miles carrying a full load of letters and packages and delivering them to our doorsteps.  Postal workers have to work rain or shine, or honestly we say rain or snow or sleet or hail or thunderstorms or blizzards or immense heat and in Michigan they can work in all 4 seasons in one day!

Take an extra minute today to say thank you to your postal worker and let them know how much they are appreciated.  A simple thank you, or even a handshake will brighten the day of the postal worker who works so hard to make sure your mail is delivered with a smile!  Thank a postal worker today!

 

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