Reflections of Columbus

When I was going to school we celebrated holidays when they occurred, not when they created three-day-weekends.And one of those holidays was Columbus Day---October 12.Columbus now affords us an extra day off school, a day when the post office and other government buildings are closed, a day of respite for jurors.According to the Christian Science Monitor, President Franklin Roosevelt designated Oct. 12 as Columbus Day, and in 1971, President Richard Nixon declared Columbus Day a federal … [Read more...]