Columbus Day

 

First landing of Columbus on the shores of the...

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I mean, it is nice to get a day off, especially on a Monday.  But there are some questions in my mind, that extend way beyond what I learned in school.

Why is Columbus Day on our calendar?  Do we really know the character, Christopher Columbus?  Do we believe he was on a mission to just discover new worlds, study the human cultures that were native to the lands and offer his hand in peace?  What do we owe Christopher Columbus?

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