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In the Line of Duty: Dangers, Disasters, and Good Deeds

October 8, 2003 – January 2, 2007

Museum: Postal Museum

Location: Binding the Nation, Lower Level

This exhibition surveys the dangers faced by the nation's postal workers, honors their individual acts of heroism, and celebrates the U.S. Postal Service's involvement in a program that distributes pictures of missing children to tens of millions of homes each week.

Highlights include:

  • a detonator used in a 1923 train robbery
  • goggles worn by an early airmail pilot who died in a plane crash
  • a mail sorting desk use by a letter carrier who served part of the World Trade Center
  • a "Welcome Home" teddy bear that is given to every recovered child

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