Smiles Fly from Family Surprise

John Tate million mile 1

When Grantsville, UT, Rural Carrier John Tate was awarded his million mile plaque earlier this month, he received more than a trophy to commemorate the occasion.

Postmaster Ronald Dalton wanted to make the special event one to remember, so he secretly invited Tate’s family to the station to be a part of the ceremony. When Tate turned the corner in the office and saw most of his family standing before him, the look on his face was enough to show how much he appreciated the gesture.

“I could tell it meant a lot to him to have his whole family there,” said Dalton.

Tate’s son Travis, a rural carrier for the same station, was also presented with a 12 year safe driving award during the celebration.

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