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NIAF Stands Up in Defense of Christopher Columbus Day

NIAF Stands Up in Defense of Christopher Columbus Day

| October 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

The following is an official statement from National Italian American Foundation (NIAF): The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) supports Christopher Columbus Day and opposes public campaigns that advocate for its elimination as a federal holiday. As an organization devoted to the promotion and preservation of Italian American heritage, we support unequivocally keeping Columbus Day as a […]

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Christopher Columbus Presidential Proclamation

Christopher Columbus Presidential Proclamation

| October 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Although Spain sponsored his voyage, Columbus was, in fact, a proud citizen of the Italian City of Genoa.  As we celebrate the tremendous strides our Nation has made since his arrival, we acknowledge the important contributions of Italian Americans to our country’s culture, business, and civic life.  We are also thankful for our relationship with […]

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The 2018 National Columbus Day Ceremony in Washington DC

The 2018 National Columbus Day Ceremony in Washington DC

| August 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

The 2018 National Columbus Day Ceremony will be held on Monday, October 8, 2018, at the Christopher Columbus Memorial Plaza across from the Union Station. The festivities will begin at 10:45 am with music from “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band. Other featured parts of the program include: US Joint Services Honor Guard, Knights […]

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President Donald J. Trump Proclaims October 9, 2017, as Columbus Day

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims October 9, 2017, as Columbus Day

| October 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

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 age […]

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National Museum of African American History and Culture

National Museum of African American History and Culture

| September 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

At the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the history begins with the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus and the voyages of Amerigo Vespucci.  

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Presidential Proclamation — Columbus Day, 2015

Presidential Proclamation — Columbus Day, 2015

| October 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

“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 OF […]

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Columbus Day Ceremony At Christopher Columbus Memorial Plaza

Columbus Day Ceremony At Christopher Columbus Memorial Plaza

| October 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

On October 13, 2014, the National Christopher Columbus Association and the National Park Service together with the Italian and Spanish Diplomatic Corps and the Lido Civic Club of Washington, DC, and NIAF, will host a Columbus Day Ceremony at the Christopher Columbus Memorial  Plaza across from the Union Station.  The ceremony begins at 10:45 am, […]

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