Merle Haggard to be honored Friday with post office building | News | bakersfield.com
Country Music Hall of Fame performer and Oildale native Merle Haggard will be honored on his birthday, April 6, with a ceremony that officially names the downtown post office in his honor. Starting Friday, 1730 18th St., 93301, will be designated the Merle Haggard Post Office Building.
The ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m.
Rep. Kevin McCarthy will present the post office to Merle’s widow, Theresa Haggard. U.S. Postal Service officials, community leaders, and other members of the Haggard family will also be on hand to celebrate Haggard’s life and contributions to the community.