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Tuesday is National Thank a Mail Carrier Day

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Posted at 12:32 PM, Feb 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-04 14:02:07-05

When your mail carrier shows up Tuesday, make sure to pop your head out and thank them.

It's National Thank a Mail Carrier Day!

And for good reason -- our mail carriers work six days a week, 52 weeks a year to get our mail to us.

In honor of the day, here are a few fun facts for you:

The first organized mail service in America was established in 1775.

Benjamin Franklin was the first Postmaster General.

Stamps were invented in 1847.

Zip codes have been around since 1963.