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The list: 5 Veterans Day facts

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Cpl. Federico Jarrett, right, an Army Reserve mail clerk, helps Spc. Jesse Dzon, an infantryman, mail a package at a base near Amman, Jordan, last year.

To mark Veterans Day this week, “The list” offers five military-themed Postal Service facts.

1. USPS is one of the nation’s largest civilian employers of veterans. More than 100,000 veterans currently serve in all levels of the organization.

2. The Military Postal Service Agency delivers everywhere. The agency, an extension of USPS, provides postal services to military personnel and their families in 110 countries, 952 ZIP Codes and more than 1.2 million delivery points around the world.

3. Many stamps have been issued to honor the military. Examples include current offerings like Honoring Extraordinary Heroism: The Service Cross Medals, as well as past releases like the 1970 American Prisoner of War and 1985 World War I Veterans stamps.

4. Veterans in the Postal Service have their own newsletter. Mail Call, a quarterly publication, was introduced last year. Each issue features news, interviews and more.

5. Link honors veterans, too. We regularly highlight employees who have served in the military, including our recent profiles of Rudy and Lori Guillen, married letter carriers in Des Moines, IA; Todd Farnham, a Boise, ID, electronics technician; Lenard Hostetler, a Wichita, KS, mail handler; Gene Herrington, a Hartford, CT, mail processing clerk; and Nestor Duran, an Albuquerque, NM, letter carrier.

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