Edward Holloway was recently honored for achieving a significant milestone in his long postal career.
Co-workers at East Durham Station in North Carolina paid tribute to the rural carrier’s 50 years of federal service.
“I wake up every day and come to the Post Office to deliver mail, and I enjoy it so much that it does not even feel like work,” Holloway said.
During the celebration, he received letters of recognition from USPS leaders and praise from his colleagues.
“This is an incredible and rare accomplishment, and I have much admiration and respect for you,” Greensboro District Manager Russ Gardner said. “We can all learn from your wisdom, dedication and commitment.”
Gardner added that during his own career, Holloway is only the third employee with a half-century of service that he has recognized.
Postmaster Mike King called Holloway a role model.
“He has been working longer than many of his co-workers have been alive and has set a legacy for those who will follow,” King said.
Holloway took it all in stride.
“It is a blessing to do what I do every day,” he said.