National Neither Snow Nor Rain Day commemorates the opening of the New York Post Office on September 7, 1914.
Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds ~ Inscription found over the entrance of the central post office in New York City
The James A. Farley Post Office Building is the main post office in New York City. Built in 1912 and opened for postal business in 1914, it is famous for the inscription. In 1982, the post office was officially designated The James A Farley Building as a monument and testament to the political career of the nation’s 53rd Postmaster General.
The James A. Farley Post Office Building became home to “Operation Santa” after being featured in the 1947 classic film Miracle on 34th Street.
While the inscription is prominently featured on the building, the United States Postal Service does not have an official motto. However, in 2011 the United States Post Office advertised with the song “Let the River Run” by Carly Simon. The words of the inscription ran across inspirational images of postal workers carried out their daily duties. Other advertisement campaigns have also hinted at the inscription’s motivation. The “Watch Us Deliver” campaign featured carriers delivering precious packages in harsh or awkward conditions. The narrator promises they will deliver our mail “…faster, sleeker, earlier, fresher, harder, farther, quicker, and yeah…even on Sundays.”
Let’s take a look at some scholarships for the Government Service majors!
Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship
The Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school students who will pursue an undergraduate degree with a concentrated study of a minimum of 24 credit hours in American History and American Government. Renewal is conditional upon maintenance of a GPA of 3.25. This scholarship is renewable. This award is intended to promote the study of our country’s history among our finest students. U.S. Citizens residing abroad may apply through a Units Overseas Chapter.
The Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship is an award of $2,000 each year for up to four years with annual transcript review by the National Chairman required for renewal.
Enid Hall Griswold Memorial Scholarship
The Enid Hall Griswold Memorial Scholarship is awarded to two deserving college juniors or seniors enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States who is pursuing a major in political science, history, government, or economics. This is a one-time award in the amount of $5,000.
DAR Centennial Scholarship
The DAR Centennial Scholarship is awarded to two outstanding students pursuing a course of graduate study in the field of historic preservation at a college or university in the United States. This scholarship was established from a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the Centennial Pin. This is a one-time award in the amount of $2,500.