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Columbus Day in Washington, DC

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Knights of Columbus
Columbus Day in Washington, DC

Knights of Columbus

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Columbus Day is celebrated the 2nd Monday in October. Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) is credited with "discovering" America in 1492. The Christopher Columbus Memorial Fountain and Statue in Washington DC were dedicated June 8, 1912. It has been the focal point for yearly celebrations since that time to honor this Italian navigator and discoverer. The Knights of Columbus, a fraternal benefit society, participate in the annual event.

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