A part of Bakersfield history will be commemorated on Friday as the downtown Bakersfield Post Office is officially renamed after Merle Haggard.
The new name will be the Merle Haggard Post Office Building.
Haggard was an Oildale native and music icon who helped establish the Bakersfield Sound.
House Majority leader Kevin McCarthy sponsored a House Bill that changed the name of the Post Office in Haggard's honor, and President Trump signed off on it.
👏 Glad we got this done ↓ https://t.co/NacRWMTkDd
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) March 22, 2018
Rep. McCarthy will be attending the ceremony.
The ceremony will be held at 1730 18th Street next to the Padre beginning at 9:30 a.m. Parking is available at the 18th and Eye garage.
Everyone is invited to attend.