The Newspaper Association of America (NAA) and the newspaper industry have designated this Saturday, Oct. 8, as International Newspaper Carrier Day, a salute to the many newspaper carriers who work hard to get the newspaper in the hands of millions of print readers every week.

A number of former carriers have achieved national prominence. John Wayne, Warren Buffett and Martin Luther King Jr. are among the former carriers who are now part of the Newspaper Carrier Hall of Fame. But to us, every carrier is worthy of recognition. Your carrier tirelessly delivers your paper 365 mornings a year – when the sun is out or when it’s blowing snow, whether you live around the corner or way up yonder in the mountains. 

It’s can be a thankless job, but it doesn’t have to be. International Newspaper Carrier Day is a great opportunity to show your appreciation.

If you see your carrier, take a moment to say thank you for bringing your local news right to your front door.

The Daily Camera thanks all of our carriers for their untiring, daily work.