USPS logo LINK — USPS employee news Printable

Walking the walk

Postal workers showed nation civic duty in action

President Trump watches Cincinnati Letter Carrier Kyle West speak during a May ceremony at the White House.

The eyes of the nation turned this year to USPS employees, including several who captured attention for their steadfast service during the coronavirus pandemic.

Cincinnati Letter Carrier Kyle West, aka Mailman Kyle, left notes with his phone number at hundreds of homes on his route, offering help. He was honored in May by President Donald Trump.

“I love these people and they love me,” West said of his customers. “I like helping them.”

Earlier in the spring, Detroit Letter Carrier Kelly Mathaw described on “Live with Kelly and Ryan” what carriers face every day. She was again in front of the cameras in July for “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular.”

“I felt a responsibility to let everyone know what we’re dealing with,” Mathaw said.

Meanwhile, behind the scenes, the organization’s doctors, nurses and custodians ensured that postal workers and customers were kept as safe as possible.

And 37-year USPS veteran Margaret Daniels of Nevada started a social media sensation after she festooned dozens of mailboxes with blue ribbons as thanks to the current workers in her former profession, work she called “more of a privilege than a job.”

“Postal workers are the ones binding the country together right now,” she said.

Who could argue with that?

Share your feedback at Your comments could be included in the “Mailbag” column.