The following message is from PMG Megan J. Brennan:
Veterans Day provides our nation with the opportunity to recognize brave patriots — courageous individuals including the veterans employed throughout our organization.
They have served our country in two ways: first in the armed forces and now through the U.S. Postal Service. We thank them for their service to the nation, protecting our freedoms both here and abroad.
The Postal Service is honored to have more than 100,000 veterans among our employees; we are proud to be one of the nation’s largest civilian employers of veterans.
While we remember our veterans all year round, Veterans Day is a special occasion to salute them for all they have done. I am honored to pay tribute to our veterans again this year with a special lapel pin as a token of gratitude for the sacrifices they have made for the United States. Distribution of the pins is underway nationwide, and our veteran colleagues will be recognized at local events or other appropriate presentations to thank them for their service.
This year’s pin features the words “USPS Veteran” and “Proudly Serving America” in blue lettering, bordered by a band of white stars on a red background, reminiscent of the U.S. flag. Veterans, this pin is a sign of respect to you, and a symbol of your tremendous patriotism and dedication to public service.
On behalf of all 640,000 Postal Service employees, thank you, veterans, for all you have done in service of the nation. We are proud and honored that you have chosen to continue your service to America at the Postal Service.