ELIZABETH, NJ – There’s a second flag flying over City Hall today, October 6, when the Italian was raised during a noon time ceremony, attending by Mayor Bollwage and city officials.

The event is a day ahead of the official Union County observation that will take place Friday, October 7, on the steps of the Union County Courthouse.

Columbus Day will officially be celebrated Monday, October 10. The holiday commemorates the arrival of Christopher Columbus on October 12, 1492.