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NO. R-74. JOINT RESOLUTION honoring the Bennington United States Postal Service employees for their public spiritedness and leadership as community volunteers.

(J.R.H. 52)

Offered by: Representative Morrissey of Bennington.

Whereas, the United States Postal Service (U.S.P.S.) employees in Bennington constitute a remarkable group of individuals who, in a variety of ways, have directly improved the quality of life in Bennington, and

Whereas, different categories of U.S.P.S. employees have selected a special charitable project to which the group has devoted extensive time to ensure maximum success, and

Whereas, the letter carriers coordinated the local 2000 annual food drive that resulted in the collection of 13,000 pounds of nonperishable food from around the Bennington area, and

Whereas, the rural carriers have sponsored holiday card drives on behalf of St. Jude’s Hospital, and

Whereas, Warm the Children has benefited from the postal clerks’ largesse, and this same outstanding group of individuals has fielded teams, with unique names such as the US MAILS and FEMAILS, for the March of Dimes Walk, the Heart Walk and the Relay for Life, and

Whereas, community initiatives or organizations in which the full spectrum of U.S.P.S. employees have lent a crucial helping hand have included Green Up Day, bone marrow and blood drives, prostate cancer awareness day and the Bennington Museum, and

Whereas, beyond assisting those in need, the U.S.P.S. employees have participated in special commemorative activities for the Elks and veterans’ groups, and held a special unveiling of the Stars and Stripes commemorative stamp issue which included the Bennington flag, and

Whereas, the U.S.P.S. employees’ public service orientation is also demonstrated daily in their professional activities which contributed to the Bennington postal employees in the Springfield district of the U.S.P.S. being awarded the nationally-awarded Order of the Yellow Jersey, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly recognizes the outstanding community service that the United States Postal Service employees at the Bennington Post Office have performed on behalf of the greater Bennington community, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Acting United States Postmaster Lauryn Levesque, in Bennington.