Sunday’s Columbus Day parade has been canceled because of inclement weather.
Robert Fonti, who made the announcement Saturday night, thanked the Lt Joseph Petrosino Association and grand marshals
“It may rain on our parade but it will NOT dampen our spirit or our resolve in keeping Columbus Day Alive and the statues in place in our towns, cities and counties,” Fonti said.
Pride in their heritage and a determination to protect the reputation of Christopher Columbus has been a constant theme of the parade and celebration every year.
Speakers pledged to defend the reputation and importance of Columbus, who in recent years, has come under attack for the effects he and other Europeans had on the indigenous cultures when they began arriving in the Western Hemisphere in the late 1400s and early 1500s.
Last year’s parade was canceled by the Covid-19 epidemic.