January 15th, 2021

Need stamps in Detroit? Go to the Aretha post office


By The Associated Press on January 11, 2021.

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2012, file photo, singer Aretha Franklin performs during the BET Honors at the Warner Theatre in Washington. President Donald Trump has signed a law that names a post office for Aretha Franklin, who died in 2018. The post office, known as Fox Creek Station, is about five miles east of downtown Detroit on East Jefferson Avenue. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

DETROIT – The Queen of Soul will forever be remembered at a Detroit post office.

President Donald Trump has signed a law that names a post office for Aretha Franklin, who died in 2018.

“No matter where life took her, Aretha never forgot about her hometown of Detroit,” said U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence, a Detroit-area Democrat who sponsored the bill. “Renaming this facility after her is a small gesture of gratitude for her countless contributions to Detroit and the United States.

The post office, known as Fox Creek Station, is about five miles east of downtown Detroit on East Jefferson Avenue. It’s not far from a concert amphitheatre on the Detroit River that’s also named for Franklin.

Many supporters hope the Postal Service eventually issues a stamp to honour Franklin.

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