Columbus Day Celebrated In DC

Jacob Antonelli, a member of the Knights of Columbus, takes part in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVFES0000084" title="Columbus Day" href="/topic/arts-culture/holidays/columbus-day-EVFES0000084.topic">Columbus Day</a> ceremonies in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100101200000000" title="Washington, DC" href="/topic/us/washington-dc-PLGEO100101200000000.topic">Washington, D.C.</a> The day marks the 100th anniversary of the National Columbus Memorial that was unveiled by <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT006464" title="William Howard Taft" href="/topic/politics/william-howard-taft-PEPLT006464.topic">President William Howard Taft</a> as part of a multi-day celebration in 1912.

( Getty Images / October 8, 2012 )

Jacob Antonelli, a member of the Knights of Columbus, takes part in Columbus Day ceremonies in Washington, D.C. The day marks the 100th anniversary of the National Columbus Memorial that was unveiled by President William Howard Taft as part of a multi-day celebration in 1912.

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