We like to take the occasion of Veterans Day to salute the military service that roughly 18 million men and women have given to our country, according to the most recent Census Bureau data. In particular, we want to recognize the veterans among our U.S. Postal Service and OIG employees. The Postal Service has historically been one of the nation’s largest employers of veterans. USPS and OIG together currently employ nearly 100,000 veterans.

As USPS says on its website: “We value the leadership, reliability, and high-tech skills veterans bring to the organization, as well as their loyalty and integrity.” We at the OIG want to thank our nation’s veterans for their service to our country.

Did you know?

  • President Dwight D. Eisenhower officially changed the name of the holiday from the original Armistice Day to Veterans Day in 1954.
  • A 1968 law moved the celebration of Veterans Day to the fourth Monday in October. The law went into effect in 1971, but in 1975 President Gerald Ford returned Veterans Day to November 11, due to its historical significance.
  • Great Britain, France, Australia, and Canada also commemorate the veterans of World War I and World War II on or near November 11. In Europe, Great Britain and the Commonwealth countries it is common to observe two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. every November 11.

Source: History.com

Comments (4)

  • anon

    Veterans aren’t cared for much by my postmaster. My mail has continuously been taken but never actually delivered. I had two packages again today that were supposed to show up. Tracking says USPS could not deliver today. Why not, I’m 100% disabled and do not leave home much. I have not received bills in a couple months. It’s a scam, my post master or mailman is stealing my mail and never delivering it. There is no one to supersede my postmaster So I have to just deal with theft. Not a way to live, being treated by the country I sacrificed everything I knew for. Especially my mail.

    Dec 12, 2020
  • anon

    I am a U.S. Army veteran. The carrier that is supposed to deliver my mail has not been. Sometimes I get random junk mail. The important items from the veterans administration, including medical appointments, the DES unemployment insurance forms and instructions are conveniently returned to sender by the carrier. These are difficult times and everyone is suffering in some way or another and now I have this extra frustrating incident looming at me every day. I've been to the local post office, but nothing is getting done. It's like no one hears me. This carrier either has a grudge for something I have no idea about or he's being paid for this harassing conduct. I've filed complaints but still waiting on a reply. My name is on the inside of the box with instructions to deliver any mail in my name to that box. He has been told in person and still won't deliver my mail. This is financially draining me and I'm currently seeking legal advice and checking to see what the options are legally. I hope someone who has some good understanding of this notices this post and replies to me. This is not the way I imagined a veteran to be treated.

    Nov 21, 2020
  • anon

    I feel for you, I am having the same problem with my postmaster/office/person. It’s unethical. You don’t happen to live in New Martinsville, WV?

    Dec 12, 2020
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    Nov 10, 2020