Monday, February 27, 2017

Scouts Honor: Barefoot Mailman Hike

Earlier this month, the South Florida Boy Scouts of America participated in the annual 35-mile Barefoot Mailman Hike from Pompano Beach to South Beach. Scouts carried letters just as original Barefoot Mailman James Hamilton did in the 1890s. He lost his life at the Hillsboro Inlet.

On behalf of the U.S. Postal Service, Miami Customer Relations Coordinator Mirtha Uriarte (above) affixed a special postmark to letters to commemorate the hike.

This year, the Boy Scout organization presented Uriarte with their own commemoratives, including the below medal to thank her for her support the past four years.

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