Yonkers celebrates 90th Columbus Day parade

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Yonkers celebrated its 90th annual Columbus Day parade on Sunday.

Streets were filled with families and groups waving flags and celebrating the Italian explorer. 

"My grandfather was a barber. He came over with his family, worked in post office. He was really proud to serve in WWII, so it's really exciting to celebrate that here," said Italian-American Jennifer Covino.

There has been a lot of controversy surrounding tributes to Columbus. In August, a Columbus statue at a Yonkers park was vandalized. Local lawmakers at the parade condemned the incident.

Columbus Day is officially celebrated Monday Oct. 9.

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