(AP) – A sign on the door of a post office in Springdale says
the office was closed Monday for the birthday of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
A U.S. Postal Service spokeswoman says post office workers had nothing to do
with the note. Leisa Tolliver-Gay told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that it
was “absolutely not” posted by an employee or representative of the post office
and that the office was closed for the federal holiday honoring slain civil
rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
The sign reads in part, “Closed in rememberance of General Robert E. Lee’s
Birthday” and includes a photo of Lee.
Arkansas is one of three states that commemorate King and Lee on the same day.
Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson has vowed to remove Lee from the holiday.
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