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Neither Rain Nor Snow Day – September 7

September 7 is Neither Rain Nor Snow Day!

No, Neither Rain Nor Snow Day is not a day to celebrate good weather. On September 7, 1914, the New York Post Office building, known today as the James A.  Farley Post Office Building, officially opened for business.

So where did “neither rain nor snow” come from, and what does it have to do with the opening of this post office? The James Farley Post Office is famous for bearing the following inscription:

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.

- United States Postal Service

Did You Know…that the U.S. Postal Service has no official motto? Many people mistake the “Neither snow nor rain…” quote as the official creed or motto of the U.S. Postal Service, but the James Farley Post Office is the only post office building bearing this inscription. Click here to find out from where the quote was derived.

 

Sources: holidayinsights.com, wikipedia.org, usps.com
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