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Trump Praises Columbus Day

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Christopher Columbus (May Wong / Flickr / CC / Cropped)

There is a growing trend to change Oct. 14, the day traditionally recognized in the United States as Columbus Day, to Indigenous Peoples Day. Today, President Donald Trump said that he’s not on board.

“We pay tribute to the Italian explorer who led a voyage of discovery to the new world, a gentleman known as Christopher Columbus,” Trump said Wednesday, during remarks at the White House with Italian President Sergio Mattarella. “And to me it will always be called Columbus Day. Some people don’t like that. I do.” Lisa McCray

The first three minutes of the video reference Christopher Columbus.
Columbus Day General

Gulf Coast Italian-American Cultural Society Columbus Day Dinner

Gulf Coast Italian Dinner - 2019
2019 Gulf Coast Columbus Day Dinner photo (left to right): Charles Marsala, Pietro Santucci, Daniella Corracedo and Huston Costolo
Columbus Day General

Trump proclaims the second Monday of October of each year as “Columbus Day”

Columbus Day General

Columbus Day’s Meaning For Italian Americans

AIFESE Columbus Day

AIFEDSE on Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Louisiana

Gov. Edwards has proclaimed October 14 Indigenous Peoples’ Day, to recognize the contributions of Native Americans in Louisiana.

The idea of Indigenous Peoples’ Day came about in Berkeley, California in 1992 when a celebration made residents question the Columbus “legacy.”

Below is the letter that Charles Marsala wrote to The Advocate

Columbus Day Proclamation in Jefferson Parish
On September 10, 2019, Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni declared Oct 12th as Columbus Day.
Read also this historian’s view of the Discovery of America