Postal Employees help President Obama celebrate National Park Service’s 100th anniversary


President Obama addresses an audience inside the park.

July 7, 2016 Three Postal Service employees recently helped President Obama commemorate the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary.

The president visited Yosemite National Park in California, where the audience included Yosemite Postmaster John Reynolds, Hilmar Postmaster Donna Geary and Sacramento Customer Relations Coordinator Candi Cheathon.

All three employees work in the Golden State.


Three California employees — from left, Hilmar Postmaster Donna Geary, Yosemite Postmaster John Reynolds and Sacramento Customer Relations Coordinator Candi Cheaton — gather inside Yosemite National Park during President Obama’s recent visit.

“Shaking hands with President Obama was one of the highlights of my life,” Reynolds said.

Geary called the experience “amazing,” while Cheathon said she felt “blessed to have been able to witness this.”

Obama stopped at Yosemite to address the importance of the parks and preserving them for future generations.

“This park belongs to all of us, this planet belongs to all of us. It’s the only one we’ve got,” he said.

The president’s visit followed the Postal Service’s recent release of 16 stamps to mark the National Park Service’s centennial. The image in the center of the stamp sheet is from a 1-cent Yosemite stamp issued in 1934.


The center of the National Parks stamp sheet features artwork from a 1-cent Yosemite stamp issued in 1934.

via USPS News Link