The Columbus Monument Corporation celebrated Columbus Day — also now known as Indigenous People’s Day — with the wreath-laying ceremony on Monday.

Members of the public were invited to attend.

A luncheon was held after at the OnCenter Convention Center, where Assemblyman William Magnarelli and businessman Ralph Rotella were honored by the organization.

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