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Tuesday is National Thank a Mail Carrier Day

U.S. Mail
Posted at 12:20 PM, Feb 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-04 12:20:28-05

(WTXL) — It's National Thank a Mailer Carrier Day!

The unofficial holiday honors people who deliver mail or post directly to people's homes and places of business. Mail carriers work six days a week and 52 weeks out of the year to make sure our mail gets to us.

To celebrate the day, stop and say hello to your local postal worker and thank them for their service. If you can't see them in person, you can leave a thank you note in your mailbox.

Here's some fun facts about U.S. postal workers:

- The earliest post offices were mail boxes at coffee houses and taverns.
- Benjamin Franklin was the first postmaster general.
- Today, a letter moves from New York to San Francisco in less than seven hours. In 1900, it took 4 ½ days. In 1850, it took four to six weeks.
- People began using zip codes in 1963.