Miami PO Building Renamed

U.S. Representative Ann Kirkpatrick with Postmaster Mike Quintana. 

U.S. Representative Ann Kirkpatrick with Postmaster Mike Quintana.

Miami, AZ, isn’t known for sandy beaches or for being the home of the once popular television show based in Florida. This former copper mining town has its own special charms, including a Post Office named after a World War II Medal of Honor recipient.

On December 18, 2014, President Barack Obama signed into law an Act designating the Staff Sergeant Manuel V. Mendoza Post Office Building. On June 19, members of the community came together to celebrate the change during a special dedication ceremony.

“Staff Sergeant Manuel Mendoza was a man who served the state of Arizona and our country with bravery and heroism,” said Arizona District Marketing Manager Brian McCoy. “This is just the third dedication in Arizona.”

U.S. Representative Ann Kirkpatrick introduced the renaming of the Miami Post Office to Congress and appreciated the opportunity to speak at the ceremony.

“This is a great day not only for the Mendoza family, but also for the town of Miami and for our armed services,” said Kirkpatrick.

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