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Jeff Bohn
06-10-2004, 07:23 PM
http://www.usps.com/communications/news/press/2004/pr04_039.htm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Media Relations 202-268-2155
June 7, 2004
News Release No. 04-039 www.usps.com (http://www.usps.com)

NO REGULAR MAIL DELIVERY OR RETAIL SERVICE ON FRIDAY, JUNE 11, AS MARK OF RESPECT FOR FORMER PRESIDENT RONALD W. REAGAN

WASHINGTON, D.C. - There will be no regular mail delivery or retail service at postal facilities on Friday, June 11, as the Postal Service honors the memory of former President Ronald Reagan by observing a National Day of Mourning.

Express Mail service will be available.

All postal units, including Headquarters, Area and District administrative offices will observe this day of mourning.

Regular delivery and retail operations will resume Saturday, June 12.

Business mailers who had planned to deposit large mail volumes at Postal Service Bulk Mail Acceptance Units on Friday should contact their mail acceptance facilities, to determine if there are any changes to acceptance dates and times.

Since 1775, the U.S. Postal Service has connected friends, families, neighbors and businesses by mail. An independent federal agency, the Postal Service makes deliveries to about 141 million addresses every day and is the only service provider to deliver to every address in the nation. The Postal Service receives no taxpayer dollars for routine operations, but derives its operating revenues solely from the sale of postage, products and services. With annual revenues of more than $68 billion, it is the world's leading provider of mail and delivery services, offering some of the most affordable postage rates in the world. Moreover, today's postage rates will remain stable until at least 2006. The U.S. Postal Service delivers more than 43 percent of the world's mail volume -- some 202 billion letters, advertisements, periodicals and packages a year -- and serves seven million customers each day at its 38,000 retail locations nationwide.

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thorn
06-10-2004, 10:11 PM
the whole govt is closed.
does anyone remember did they do this for nixon also?
anything for a paid day off......

Jeff Bohn
06-10-2004, 11:35 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by thorn:
the whole govt is closed.
does anyone remember did they do this for nixon also? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

"Richard Nixon was the last former president accorded a state funeral, but his family, acting on his wishes, opted out of the Washington traditions when he died in 1994."

From an article here...
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5151474/

Gemini Matrix
06-11-2004, 04:30 AM
The wife told me about the post office closing yesterday. One more day to wait on stuff I got ordered. :(

troz
06-11-2004, 05:06 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by thorn:
the whole govt is closed.
does anyone remember did they do this for nixon also?
anything for a paid day off......<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Actually, alot of DoD folks are at work. I opted to work extra this week so I could have the day off.

Rapid Fire
06-11-2004, 06:18 AM
very appropriate. gives those who want to a chance to pay respects. my employer gave us the option to have the day off. i thaught that was cool.

thorn
06-11-2004, 01:31 PM
hey interesting- so any prez who dies, it is the family's option to have the national ceremony, closing , etc--?
that's pretty cool, more or less the prez gets to decide also i guess.

Patrick A. Riley
06-12-2004, 06:51 AM
Not cool IMO. Especially if you had to go to the post office on Saturday. Very busy, even before 10am when it's usually empty. Of course, it would have helped if they had more than two people working :mad:

I hate any reason for closing the PO and not delivering mail. Xmas, Thanksgiving, Labor Day. And what's this about not delivering on Sunday? :rolleyes: ;) tongue.gif

Obiwanjacoby
06-12-2004, 10:37 AM
It's a freakin' former President! Our CIC. I don't care which President it is either. I can wait a day or two longer on Joes- wait, scratch that crap. . .

I could wait a day or two longer for medications out of respect for the office of our CIC.

Hm, some people claim they're patriots. . .yeah, then they're expected to make one little sacrifice like this.

All because we got a (roughly) ten year extention on NOT glowing in the dark???

Priorities people, please smile.gif

-PJ

[ June 12, 2004: Message edited by: Obiwanjacoby ]

thorn
06-12-2004, 06:18 PM
Yeah i agree with Obiwan-
even if the particular prez is unpopular in general, as a nation we should give some tribute, and also very important is the foreign policy effect-
that we as a nation are behind our leaders or something like that, we show other countries we are proud of our leaders