VIP visit

Three California employees — from left, Hilmar Postmaster Donna Geary, Yosemite

Three Postal Service employees recently helped President Obama commemorate the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary.

The president visited Yosemite National Park in California, where the audience included Yosemite Postmaster John Reynolds, Hilmar Postmaster Donna Geary and Sacramento Customer Relations Coordinator Candi Cheathon.

All three employees work in the Golden State.

“Shaking hands with President Obama was one of the highlights of my life,” Reynolds said.

Geary called the experience “amazing,” while Cheathon said she felt “blessed to have been able to witness this.”

Obama stopped at Yosemite to address the importance of the parks and preserving them for future generations.

“This park belongs to all of us, this planet belongs to all of us. It’s the only one we’ve got,” he said.

The president’s visit followed the Postal Service’s recent release of 16 stamps to mark the National Park Service’s centennial. The image in the center of the stamp sheet is from a 1-cent Yosemite stamp issued in 1934.