Columbus Citizens Foundation Applauds Colorado State Government In Its Decision To Uphold Columbus Day As A State Holiday

Apr 28, 2016 1051

The Columbus Citizens Foundation is thrilled with the Colorado House State, Veterans and Military Committee's recent vote of 7 to 2 rejecting a bill that would have ended the celebration of Columbus Day as a state holiday.

Colorado was the first state to recognize Columbus Day in 1907, when Italian-American Denver resident Angelo Noce lobbied for its recognition as a state holiday. In 1937, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt proclaimed the celebration of Columbus Day as a federal holiday.

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