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Friday, May 29, 2015
Letter of the Day

Postal Service fails to deliver full holiday spirit


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This past week I received a flier in the mail addressed to “Postal Customer.” The piece was most likely delivered to all residents in Tampa and perhaps the entire country. The purpose of the piece was to make the general public aware of their “Priority Mail Service.” In addition, the piece also promoted the “holiday stamps” it had to offer.

As a retired career Postal Service employee, serving several years as a public information officer, I am greatly disturbed by the selection of stamps highlighting Kwanzaa, Hanukkah and a gingerbread house as representative of the “holiday season” stamp selections. Although I have nothing against these stamps or what they represent, I am greatly disturbed that the Postal Service chose to omit any reference to the Christian stamps that are also available.

Since there is absolutely no mention of a stamp depicting the original “meaning of the season,” which represents the majority of our population, I believe our country has gone overboard in its attempts to be “politically correct”.

Joan Thibault


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