Columbus had not previously observed Veterans Day as a city holiday, says Robin Davis, the director of media relations for Mayor Andrew Ginther.
Ohio's capital city announced the move late last week, issuing a short news release to note that its offices are open on Monday, and that trash collection and parking laws will be handled as usual.
It's quite clear the way in which Columbus Day is celebrated in our city has changed immensely over the years.
As residents of this nation, we all must reconcile with the violent past that is entombed within American history - lest we forget, only to repeat our violent indiscretions.
Schools: Many schools will be closed on Columbus Day, but due to missing days from Hurricane Florence, several school districts are holding class Monday.
Columbus Day has been a federal holiday since the 1930s, but as of 2015, less than half of USA states had moved to give their employees a paid day off on the day.
An attempt in Akron to rename the holiday grew ugly previous year, dividing the all-Democratic city council along racial lines.
Dozens of other cities and entire states, including Minnesota, Alaska, Vermont and OR, have also replaced Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day. It became the second OH city to do so, after the liberal college town of Oberlin in 2017.
"It's very in vogue politically right now to do that".
"It's not PC for me to say anything against indigenous peoples", he told the Associated Press. "You can kick Christians, you can kick Catholics. Which is just not true".
But others disagreed and said the holiday should be changed.
"As we reflect on the adventurers throughout history who charted new courses and sought new heights", Obama's statement said, "let us remember the communities who suffered, and let us pay tribute to our heritage and embrace the multiculturalism that defines the American experience". "Use this day to celebrate the entire culture, celebrate Italians and indigenous both".
"The past is the past". "It may not be pretty at times, but we can not hold what happened back then against today's society, regardless their bloodline".
"We stand behind the Christopher Columbus name and will continue to do so here in Pittsburgh", Guy Costa, the city's chief operations officer and a parade supporter, said recently.