The following message is from PMG Megan J. Brennan:
This coming week, May 7-13, is Public Service Recognition Week. Across the United States, cities, counties, states, federal agencies and service organizations are joining together to honor public servants and connect Americans with their government.
Public Service Recognition Week has been celebrated the first full week of May since 1985, and it is especially meaningful this year, the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s birth. I was honored to dedicate the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Forever stamp in February, and pay tribute to his great legacy. Through his expansive idealism and optimism, he inspired thousands of young Americans to join the public service.
President Kennedy believed that service — whether it is to your family, your community, or your country — is both an obligation and a privilege. That spirit of public service remains as vital as when President Kennedy delivered his moving inaugural address with the famous quote, “…ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.”
He dignified and gave voice to the pride in serving our nation that every postal employee feels. It is for this reason that I am especially gratified to highlight the Postal Service’s commitment to public service and how our employees — each one of you — meet our obligations to the nation not just during this special week, but every day.
We are the face of public service in every community, all year round. I am proud of that fact, and proud of the 640,000 dedicated men and women in our organization who fulfill our mission to connect America.
Thank you for your public service and all you do for the Postal Service, our customers, our communities and our nation.