Today is Columbus Day

Monday is Columbus Day, a federal holiday, and that means all post offices are closed.
There won’t be any home mail service, except for express mail deliveries.
You can use automated postal centers, which are open 24 hours a day, available in Mishawaka and Wakarusa, mail delivery service will resume on Tuesday.
The city of South Bend wants to remind all residents that solid waste trash pick-up will remain on its regular schedule and will not be delayed this week because of the holiday.
Trash collection will continue according to the normal schedule for the week, residents are asked to set out their trash on their regular days and times.

Today is Columbus Day
Columbus Day.

Once again, it’s time to celebrate Columbus Day. Yet, the stunning truth is – If Christopher Columbus were alive today, he would be put on trial for crimes against humanity. Columbus’ reign of terror, as documented by noted historians, was so bloody, his legacy so unspeakably cruel, that Columbus makes a modern villain like Saddam Hussein look like a pale codfish.
Question – Why do we honor a man who, if he were alive today, would almost certainly be sitting on Death Row awaiting execution?
If you’d like to know the true story about Christopher Columbus, please read on. But I warn you, it’s not for the faint of heart.
Here’s the basics. On the second Monday in October each year, we celebrate Columbus Day. This year, it’s on October 11th. We teach our school kids a cute little song that goes – ‘In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.’ It’s an American tradition, as American as pizza pie. Or is it? Surprisingly, the true story of Christopher Columbus has very little in common with the myth we all learned in school.

Many Italian-Americans observe Columbus Day as a celebration of Italian-American heritage.
The first recorded celebration of Columbus Day in the USA was held by the Tammany Society, also known as the Colombian Order, in New York on October 12th 1792, marking the 300th anniversary of Columbus’s landing in the Bahamas.
Columbus Day was first celebrated by Italians in San Francisco in 1869, following on the heels of 1866 Italian celebrations in New York City. The first state celebration was in Colorado in 1905, and in 1937, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt set aside Columbus Day as holiday in the United States. Since 1971, the holiday has been commemorated in the U.S. on the second Monday in October. The same day as Thanksgiving in neighboring Canada.

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