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House Votes To Rename Bakersfield, California Post Office For Merle Haggard

House Votes To Rename Bakersfield, California Post Office For Merle Haggard

A post office in Bakersfield, California is one step closer to being named in honor of Merle Haggard.

The House of Representatives voted unanimously to rename the U.S. Postal Service facility at 1730 18th St. the Merle Haggard Post Office Building.

Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the House majority leader from Bakersfield, who introduced the idea, said Tuesday on the House floor, in part:

“For a man who went from Bakersfield High to San Quentin prison to the Country Music Hall of Fame, a building doesn’t seem like much. But I hope that when people pass by the Merle Haggard Post Office Building in downtown Bakersfield, they will remember an icon of our community, an artist who never backed down, a man whose honesty about his own failings and willingness to pick himself back up inspired music that lifts our spirits and feeds our souls.”

The resolution must now get approval from the Senate and the president.

Rita Ballou

July 17th, 2017

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  1. Betty says:

    Love that Merle! So very deserving

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