July 26th, 2014 is the 239th Birthday of the U.S. Postal Service. The Post Office (which was later renamed the U.S. Postal Service) was officially established at the Continental Congress in Philadelphia on July 26th, 1775. Benjamin Franklin was named the first postmaster general and held that position when the Declaration of Independence was signed almost a year later. That makes the Post Office older than the USA. Happy Birthday!
To kick-off National Dog Bite Prevention Week, the U.S. Postal Service has released its top 30 dog attack city rankings.
Nationwide, 5,581 postal employees were attacked last year according to the Post Office.
“There’s a myth we often hear at the Postal Service,” said Postal Service Manager of Safety Linda DeCarlo. “Don’t worry — my dog won’t bite. Dog attacks are a nationwide issue and not just a postal problem. Any dog can bite and all attacks are preventable through responsible pet ownership.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, of the 4.5 million Americans bit by dogs annually, half are children. Read more.
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Today Nickelodeon and the United States Postal Service are launching “SpongeBob MailPants,” an educational letter-writing program that uses SpongeBob SquarePants to show kids the fun of writing, sending and receiving mail this holiday season. Now through Jan. 4, 2014, kids can get special postage-paid, customized SpongeBob postcards at more than 25,000 Post Office locations nationwide to connect with their loved ones using the U.S. Postal Service.
Via Nickelodeon And USPS Team Up For SpongeBob Mailpants – postalnews blog.