Service symbolized by a blue-and-white eagle – 2017

Service symbolized by a blue-and-white eagle


The “Post Horse” seal served as the official logo until 1970, when President Nixon signed the Postal Reorganization Act and the familiar bald eagle claimed the spotlight. The eagle is pictured in flight above the inscription “U.S. Mail” with nine five-pointed stars at the base and “United States Postal Service” around three sides.


The Postal Service’s iconic blue and white eagle isn’t the only insignia that has represented the organization throughout its history.

In 1782, Postmaster General Ebenezer Hazard chose Mercury, the Greek messenger of the gods, to represent the organization.

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