What does Columbus Day mean to you?

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Today, I'm reminded of Angela Maria, my great great grandmother. 

And, putting aside for a moment the controversy over who may actually have discovered America, I think of Columbus Day as another day to give thanks ~

1/ To all of the people who came to this country and built it from the ground up
2/ Especially my great grandparents - every one of them came here from Italy hoping for a better life
3/ That I get to live the very life they dreamed for me and all of their great grandchildren.

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