- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 17, 2017

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (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 (https://bit.ly/2iMnHg3 ) 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.


Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, https://www.arkansasonline.com

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