City hopes new signs will deter vandalism of Christopher Columbus statue

A statue of Christopher Columbus stands outside City Hall in Columbus Ohio

WCMH-TV A statue of Christopher Columbus stands outside City Hall in Columbus Ohio

"The City of Columbus will be open on Columbus Day on Monday, October 8, 2018".

"We have a number of veterans who work for the city, and there are so many here in Columbus", explained Robin Davis, spokeswoman for Columbus' Democratic mayor, Andrew Ginther.

Additional banks open for the holiday include American Chartered Bank, First Merchants Bank, Hancock Bank, American National Bank, Fulton Bank, American Savings Bank, Metro Bank, Northfield Bank, U.S. Bank, Valley National Bank, Union First Market Bank, Intrust Bank, Webster Bank, Whitney Bank, and ValueBank Texas.

"Clearly we picked the second Monday [of October] for a reason", she said.

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As noted by Daily Wire podcast host Michael Knowles, the Marxist professors of the world have unfairly sullied Christopher Columbus' good name in pursuit of social justice. However, UPS does not observe Columbus Day and locations will be open.

The largest city named for Christopher Columbus - Columbus, Ohio - has called off its observance of the divisive holiday that honors the explorer.

More and more of the present-day United States is realizing that Columbus isn't the hero that gradeschool texts once told of. The Columbus Day Italian Parade still continued as usual Sunday.

The New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq, and other major USA markets are all open like usual on Columbus Day.

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Millions of indigenous people were killed or died of disease under colonization of parts of the eastern US that began with Columbus' arrival in 1492, according to activists. The mayor's office has said this decision is not connected to the nationwide movement to rename Columbus Day as "Indigenous Peoples Day" because of Columbus's enslavement and exploitation of native people. But organizers of the Columbus Italian Festival think they just wanted to be politically correct in the wake of last year's national push to abolish the longstanding holiday. Is it a federal holiday?

Hailing Christopher Columbus' 1492 voyage that touched off an era of European exploration and conquest of the Americas, Trump's statement praised the explorer's "daring journey". Columbus Day IS considered a federal holiday, but most businesses are open. "Oh, why?" Columbus asks, to which the chief replies, "Columbus Day". "That's one of the things that we're trying to get the city to do, of course, is to follow the rest of the country". Hawaii celebrates Discoverers' Day on the second Monday of October.

Tyrone Smith, director of the Native American Indian Center of Central Ohio, said the city's decision is another step in embracing its growing diversity. "This is another feather in the city of Columbus" cap'.

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