Columbus dismissal
May 13, 2021 | 3558 views | 0 0 comments | 352 352 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor,

The Department of Education has eliminated Columbus Day as a school holiday. Instead, October 11th, will be known as Italian Heritage Day/Indigenous People's Day.

I find this act by DOE most troubling.

I'm grand knight of St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus Council #5911 in Douglaston, and support the fact that Christopher Columbus, with his faults like the rest of humanity, opened up a new world with unlimited possibilities.

Our organization was founded in 1882 by Father Michael McGivney to help immigrants. I believe Christopher Columbus should be remembered for the good things he accomplished and not the negative.

Sincerely,

Frederick R. Bedell Jr.

Bellerose

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