WASHINGTON - When you get your mail today be sure to give your mailman a big thank you!
Thursday is "Thank A Mailman Day." It’s observed every year on February 4th and is a small reminder of how important mailman are to our everyday lives.
Some fun facts about the United States Postal Service:
-In 1775, the Second Continental Congress established the Constitutional Post - the first organized mail service in America.
-As the nation's first Postmaster General, Benjamin Franklin established many of the conventions we are accustomed to today.
-Postage stamps were invented in 1847.
-On April 3, 1860 the famous Pony Express officially took off.
-In 1863, free city delivery started and in 1896, free rural delivery began.
-In 1963, the Zip Code began.
Keep your eye out for your postal carrier and if you capture the moment, post your picture on social media using hashtag #ThankAMailmanDay.
READ MORE: https://www.usps.com/