I finally realized why we have a holiday for Pan-American Day, also known as Columbus Day, in other countries. I used to think that it was a very bias holiday to celebrate and was a waste of time. So what is the big deal about the Europeans coming and messing up the Americas? I mean why celebrate the fact that this man and his posse came and killed and decimated huge populations of people.
Then I realized that this holiday is not one to celebrate, but to remember. I can not morn the lost nations of people lost when the Europeans came to the Americas, but I can look around and remember.
It all had a beginning. Everything I see does. I will remember the beginning.