It's Columbus Day, the national holiday that honors Italian explorer Christopher Columbus and what many consider his discovery of the land that became the United States of America. The day holds meaning for many in Parsippany, and the existence of a memorial to the explorer's accidental landing in the New World—he was seeking a trade route to India, but found this continent instead—attests to that fact. The statue stands as a testament to an accidental arrival that—for good or ill—led to the founding of a great nation.
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