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Viewpoint: What Columbus means to Italian Americans | Opinion 

Viewpoint: What Columbus means to Italian Americans | Opinion 

| January 20, 2018

As a first generation Italian-American, to me and to many like me, Christopher Columbus represents the idea that you can voyage far away from home, and with a dream, and perseverance and sacrifice, and faith and hard work, you can find a better life and enjoy the freedom with which we are blessed to have […]

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POTUS Proclaims October 9, 2017, as Columbus Day

POTUS Proclaims October 9, 2017, as Columbus Day

| October 6, 2017

COLUMBUS DAY, 2017 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION   Five hundred and twenty-five years ago, Christopher Columbus completed an ambitious and daring voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to the Americas. The voyage was a remarkable and then-unparalleled feat that helped launch the […]

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Presidential Proclamation — Columbus Day, 2015

Presidential Proclamation — Columbus Day, 2015

| October 11, 2015

  “Columbus’s arrival in the New World inspired many and allowed for generations of Italians to follow — people whose Italian-American heritage contributes in immeasurable ways to making our country what it is, and who continue to help strengthen the friendship between the United States and Italy.”   BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES […]

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Government Shutdown Not Stopping National Columbus Day Celebrations in Washington, DC

Government Shutdown Not Stopping National Columbus Day Celebrations in Washington, DC

| October 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

The National Columbus Celebration Association has announced that the annual ceremony will be moved from its traditional site at the Columbus Memorial Plaza at Union Station to the Casa Italiana Christopher Columbus courtyard adjacent to Holy Rosary Church, the national Italian parish.  The Columbus Memorial across from Union Station remains closed due to the federal […]

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Columbus Day 2012 a Proclamation, by the President of the United States of America

Columbus Day 2012 a Proclamation, by the President of the United States of America

| October 7, 2012 | 22 Comments

Washington, October 5, 2012 As dawn broke over the Atlantic on October 12, 1492, a perilous 10-week journey across an ocean gave way to encounters and events that would dramatically shape the course of history. Today, we recall the courage and the innovative spirit that carried Christopher Columbus and his crew from a Spanish port […]

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