The American Bald Eagle Foundation hosts an annual celebration in Alaska to celebrate the iconic bird that has come to symbolize the United States.
For this cover by Joshua McGee, I rendered a digital sketch of a bald eagle's head above its scientific name, "Haliaeetus leucocephalus". A steel accent decorates the top of the cover. For postage, I used one Bald Eagle stamp from the North American Wildlife issue (Scott #2309) and one Alaska Statehood stamp (Scott #4374). The covers are postmarked with a "American Bald Eagle Foundation Alaska Bald Eagle Festival" pictorial postmark from Haines, Alaska, 99827 dated November 16, 2016.