It's estimated that over 100 million natives inhabited this country when Columbus landed in 1492. To suggest that Columbus discovered the Americas is to suggest that those who inhabited it were nonentities. The main reason Columbus Day draws opposition is because of how the explorer’s arrival to the New World affected indigenous peoples.
Fort Benning, GA - My father made a career in the Military. I was born at Fort Benning, grew up in Columbus, and lived there until 1970 when my husband entered Christian ministry and we moved to Graceville, FL for him to attend Bible College.