There's no such thing as "perfect history," and you can't sanitize events like Columbus Day. But let's not be afraid to recognize the achievements of a great man and his crew.

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Bill Spadea is host of the Chasing News TV program. He periodically fills in for NJ 101.5 show hosts, and you can daily hear his opinion about all things New Jersey here, or by tweeting @BillSpadea.