I strongly oppose proposed name change instead of Columbus day on the second Monday of October proposed by the Bedford Select Board. It is outrage to propose name change by the Select Board.
Polls show overwhelming support of American people and overwhelming Massachusetts registered voters in favor to preserve tradition of Columbus Day holiday to honor Columbus who came to America in 1492 to seek new life and freedom.
In 1992, our nation and our state celebrated the 500th anniversary Christopher Columbus who came to America in 1492 to seek new life, freedom, and opportunity.
In 2020, last year, our nation celebrated 400th anniversary of the pilgrims who came to America that landed at Plymouth Rock in Plymouth Massachusetts in 1620 to seek new life, new freedom and new opportunity.
Both Columbus and the pilgrims came to America to seek new life and opportunity. That is why we celebrate these holidays because we honor them who came to America for their freedoms.
I strongly recommend Bedford registered voters should consider for their conscience to vote no [on Annual Town Meeting] on article 34 proposed name change and to allow to preserve the tradition of Columbus Day.
Please attend town meeting on Saturday May 15th at 9 am at Bedford high school football field.