Columbus Day Should be Celebrated!
Christopher Columbus lands on America
Christopher Columbus Monument
Columbus' New York tribute
Route of Discovery
Christopher Columbus' route to America
By discovering America, Christopher Columbus allowed for Europeans to come over and with them bring their knowledge that helped shape the creation of the United States. The United States of America may now stand alone, apart from the Europe, but without the influences it had, we could not have started out as such a strong nation. That is something that, albeit indirectly, Christopher Columbus helped see to. His qualities represent all that America, as a nation values: bravery, ambition, intelligence, creativity, and confidence. It is these traits (that many Americans strive for) and his accomplishments (that his traits helped him achieve) that he is still celebrated today.
As he should be- always and forever.