Washington, DC honors and celebrates the achievements of Christopher Columbus with a national wreath laying ceremony on Columbus Day. Embassies of Italy and Spain and the general public lay wreaths at the base of the Columbus Memorial Statue located at Union Station. The memorial is a large fountain with carvings of a native American, an elderly European, the figure of "Discovery" on the prow of a ship, and a globe. See the following photos of the Columbus Day ceremony and learn more about the annual event.
Date and Time: October 8, 2012, 11 a.m.
Location: Union Station Plaza, Massachusetts Ave. & 1st St. Washington DC See a map