You’ve likely gone to a post office to mail a parcel to a friend or family member. Sometimes the postal clerk simply weighs the package, and other times the clerk also measures the dimensions. Or perhaps you have used the U.S. Postal Service’s flat-rate boxes and paid the flat fee. Did you ever wonder how this process works for large mailers who give the Postal Service thousands of different-sized packages daily?
This week — on Thursday, November 11 — the nation will collectively pay tribute to the more than 41 million Americans who have served our country throughout its history. According to Census Bureau statistics, some 18 million are still alive, ranging in ages from 18 to more than 100.