A 3-foot by 5-foot envelope commemorating 100 years of service by the nation's letter carriers is collecting postmarks in 52 cities throughout the United States and Puerto Rico and will arrive in Salt Lake City Tuesday.
Salt Lake City will be the envelope's 29th stop on its journey and a ceremony affixing a stamp and a special postmark to the giant envelope will take place at 11 a.m. in front of the lobby of the Salt Lake Post Office, 1760 W. 21st South.Among those participating in the celebration will be Salt Lake Mayor Palmer DePaulis, Utah AFL-CIO president Ed Mayne and Utah president of the National Association of Letter Carriers Ed McGrath.
McGrath said the envelope began its six-month, 37,654-mile trip March 2 in Detroit. The envelope will come to Salt Lake City from Los Angeles and will then go to Boise. Its final stop will be in Milwaukee, Wis., where the NALC was formed Aug. 30, 1889.
As part of their centennial celebration, local letter carriers will hold a Letter Carriers Centennial March for the Muscular Dystrophy Association Sunday.
Letter carriers, their families and friends will march, for pledges, from the Downtown Station of the Salt Lake Post Office, 230 W. Second South, to Liberty Park, beginning at 10 a.m. At the park, a 100th birthday party will take place.
For more information contact the NALC at 973-6705.