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Nation That Can't Agree on Who to Honor Is in Trouble

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Statue of Christopher Columbus, as seen in Barecelona, Spain. (Brandon Bourdages/Dreamstime.com)

Bill Donohue By Friday, 08 October 2021 11:24 AM Current | Bio | Archive

In 2019, the National Education Association (NEA) announced that it "believes that the history of colonization needs to be recognized and acknowledged in every state."

To that end, it said "the name of the current holiday known as 'Columbus Day' should be renamed and recognized as "Indigenous Peoples' Day." Its position remains unchanged.

The NEA was only partially successful. Some cities and states have adopted its stance, but many others have not.

On Oct. 11, some schools will be closed in observance of Columbus Day; some will be closed in observance of Indigenous Peoples' Day; some will be closed in honor of both days; others will recognize neither day and will remain open. Click here to see the breakdown.

This is not a healthy situation.

A country that cannot agree on who to honor is in trouble.

Worse, a country whose public officials take no action against those who destroy statues on public land of those who have made significant contributions to American society are sending the wrong message.

When a nation's historically renowned figures become part of our throw-away culture, it does not bode well for instilling patriotism in young people.

Judging past historical figures through today's lens will likely mean that some of those in favor of excising tributes to legendary persons will themselves be erased from history. So be it.

We at the Catholic League are taking off on October 11th, in honor of Christopher Columbus. Sorry NEA, you carry no weight with us.

Dr. Bill Donohue is president and CEO of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights. A former Heritage Foundation Bradley Resident Scholar, he has authored several books on civil liberties, social issues and religion. He holds a Ph.D. in sociology from New York University. Read Bill Donohue's Reports — More Here

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When a nation's historically renowned figures become part of our throw-away culture, it does not bode well for instilling patriotism in young people.
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