Will July 4th, like Columbus Day, soon simply disappear?

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When I was a child, I loved the overall themes, celebrations and parades surrounding Columbus Day, a day President Franklin D. Roosevelt made a federal holiday in 1937.

To me, it always conjured up images of adventure, the discovery of the “New World,” and the planting of the seeds that would one day become the United States of America. 

More than that, it was a day of celebration which seemed to unite all Americans… until it didn’t.

An American flag flies near the Christopher Columbus statue outside Washington’s Union Station, Oct. 11, 1999, during the city’s annual Columbus Day ceremony. (AP Photo)

When and why did Columbus Day start to become so controversial? Like many protests against historical figures and times, much of it started with the left on our college campuses. 

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In 1992, in Berkeley, California, “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” was adopted. The idea was to swap out Columbus Day for a day that celebrates indigenous peoples.  Not surprisingly, it was

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