Postal Service disavows Robert E. Lee notice on Springdale AR office

SPRINGDALE — A U.S. Postal Service representative said downtown post office workers had nothing to do with a notice on the door Monday that claimed it was closed for Gen. Robert E. Lee’s birthday.

The notice on the front entrance at 429 Holcomb St. stated, “Closed in rememberance (sic) of General Robert E. Lee’s Birthday. January 19 1807-October 12 1889,” with a photo of Lee.

Monday, the third Monday of the month, was Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a day that Arkansas, Alabama and Mississippi also observe as Robert E. Lee Day.

Leisa Tolliver-Gay, a customer relations official for the Postal Service, said the notice was “absolutely not” posted by a post office employee or representative.

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