Over at Wakefield Patch, Editor William LaForme asks whether or not Columbus Day should be a federal holiday, considering certain historical facts.
Read his whole essay here.
Here at Stoneham Patch, we imagine many of you might be asking yourselves the same question today, especially those of you who didn't get the day off from work to bask in this fine fall weather.
So tell us, readers, is Columbus Day, like LaForme asks, "A fitting tribute to a great explorer? A dark day in history? Just a day off? Or something perhaps in between?" Post your thoughts in a comment in the comments section below.