There are people who need to be recognized for their dedication – the mail carrier is one.
Mail carriers do their job unnoticed, but today is the day that changes all that!
The famous motto of the mail carrier is:
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.
This is the kind of dedication to duty that needs to be celebrated!
They are memorialized by Charles W. Eliot‘s poem “The Letter”, a portion of which is inscribed on the National Postal Museum in Washington DC.
Messenger of Sympathy and Love
Servant of Parted Friends
Consoler of the Lonely
Bond of the Scattered Family
Enlarger of the Common Life
Carrier of News and Knowledge
Instrument of Trade and Industry
Promoter of Mutual Acquaintance
Of Peace and of Goodwill Among Men and
How to celebrate National Thank a Mail Carrier Day:
- Thank your own mail carrier – give them a smile, a thank you card, a gift card for a coffee
- take a selfie with them and post it on social media with the hashtag #ThankAMailCarrierDay