Would you like to support and thank local and everyday heroes? You can by purchasing and using "Everyday Cards for Everyday Heroes," which are being offered at the post office.
The U.S. Postal Service currently has a line of patriotic-themed greeting cards for sale.
At $2.95 each, the six cards provide an affordable way to recognize the people who go above and beyond to serve the community. Also, until Sept. 16, all post offices have a 50 percent off coupon.
The National Day of Service and Remembrance on Sept. 11 and Veterans Day, Nov. 11, give Americans the opportunity to express their gratitude to the everyday heroes in their lives by sending them these cards.
In addition to active and retired members of the U.S. Armed Forces and first responders - firefighters, police officers and emergency medical technicians - everyday heroes also can be medical professionals, public servants, teachers, volunteers, parents and even letter carriers.
"Everyday Cards for Everyday Heroes" are available at select post offices throughout the nation.
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Mail is a great communication tool. No monthly plans. No roaming charges.
Regardless of geographic location, anyone can send a letter for just 45 cents anywhere in the United States and its territories.
Debra Mitchell is a spokeswoman for U.S. Postal Service.