Oppose Any Attempts to Rename Columbus Park and/or remove Columbus Statue in Hackensack NJ

Jul 23, 2020 599

The Hackensack Chapter of UNICO National, its officers, members, and Board of Directors, along with Italian-American concerned citizens of Hackensack, oppose any or all attempts to rename Columbus Park in Hackensack, NJ and/or remove the Statue of Christopher Columbus in said park.

In 1940, while sons and daughters of Italian immigrants were joining the Allied Forces in WW II, construction of the First Ward Park began. Once completed, it was named Columbus Park. This naming was in recognition of the contributions of the many Italian immigrants who settled in the City of Hackensack, with the First Ward being the landing zone for a majority of them.

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SOURCE: Hackensack Chapter of UNICO National

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