I’m fine if they keep the holiday but rebadge it as Explorer’s Day. Show some love to the folks who went to the moon and deep into the oceans, the first people to the north and south poles, the first to climb Everest, the Polynesians and Vikings who set foot in the new world way before Columbus.
Just to upgrade those that still don’t know: the Vikings “discovered” the Americas circa 1000 AD.
To add to Kevin’s great idea, since it is a US only holiday, American Explorer’s Day. From Lewis and Clark to Apollo.
Yes there were people there….but those people didnt have a flag. So tough to them.
In 1492 Natives discovered Columbus lost at sea, then he messed them up.