COLUMBUS DAY, 2017 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
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 of exploration and discovery. The permanent arrival of Europeans to the Americas was a transformative event that undeniably and fundamentally changed the course of human history and set the stage for the development of our great Nation. Therefore, on Columbus Day, we honor the skilled navigator and man of faith, whose courageous feat brought together continents and has inspired countless others to pursue their dreams and convictions — even in the face of extreme doubt and tremendous adversity.
The full proclamation can be found at the sourced news release.
Hopefully all my friends and family are enjoying this long American holiday weekend, and staying safe.
Typically considered the end of Summer holiday (Memorial Day often thought of as the our first long weekend that starts the summer season, and Fourth of July being the long mid-summer weekend holiday) many folks use this as an excuse to imbibe of adult beverages and party much more than would ordinarily be the case.
Be careful on the roads, folks. There will be drunks out there driving.