Showing posts with label US Post Office. Show all posts
Showing posts with label US Post Office. Show all posts

May 16, 2014

Statue of Liberty Symbols

The statue's formal name is "Liberty Enlightening the World" has many symbols. The crown contains 25 windows that symbolize gemstones and heaven’s rays shining through to the world. Chains and shackles are at her feet represent America breaking the chains of tyranny and accepting democracy as a form of government. The torch represents enlightenment and the tablet she holds represents a book of law. The seven rays around the head form a halo, showing she is divine and evoke the sun, the seven seas, and the seven continents.

The United States Post Office issued a Statue of Liberty Stamp a few years ago, but used the Las Vegas Liberty by mistake. Of course, the artist sued for copyright infringement.

Jun 18, 2011

Seven US Post Office Facts

Did you know that the amount of first class mail through the US Post Office has been less than junk mail since 2005.
The Post Office cannot lay off staff because union contracts prohibit layoffs.
It lost $20 billion since 2007.
Eighty percent of Post Offices lose money each year. 
Federal law forbids closing post offices for solely economic reasons.
FedEx spends 43% of its budget on staff and the Post Office spends 80% on staff.
More than 47% of all mail does not go through the Post Office, but to competitors.