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On national -- on -- there you go thank you Elizabeth today is Columbus Day which means a lot of the kids are home from school.
But do they know the history behind this holiday weekend.
This Monday in particular chances are most of today's kids.
Couldn't recall the details of Columbus is historic voyage to America or why it's important today more than five new years later.
Brad sap wants to change all that he's founder of learn our history and he joins us live this sort of break -- -- and travel.
Opt for the kids who have the day off and they think Columbus Day that's just an excuse for a day off and what is the significance to Columbus.
The significance every child knows and -- Columbus sailed the ocean blue but more importantly is that it is that being that began our great American experiment.
Every great thing we have in this United States from our western values capitalism.
Are Judeo Christian religion and our culture.
All started with Columbus making that incredible journey more than 500 years ago.
I was reading this morning of about Columbus Day and one of the things they said about Christopher Columbus is perhaps his most -- -- legacy is the introduction of christianity to this hemisphere.
That's a fascinating point.
Columbus is a man of deep faith and it was really important him to spread that -- And you don't learn our history one of the things we really focus on is the god -- history of America.
And we actually just you know the new film called one nation under god and it talks about.
The place of god how important he's been at every phase of our development and and we think it's so important.
We're giving it away for free at free god dvd dot com.
It and -- and we're looking generate -- that's a dvd that you sit down you watch.
American history with your children so that they can fill in the blanks stuff they don't learn at school.
There's so many things are not learning and we have -- not just dvd that online streaming.
And great learning guys that can help parents explore these important topics of their kids as well.
What what do you think.
What what could the lawmakers.
In Washington DC learned from Columbus is example.
-- Brian Elizabeth we're just talking to Joseph Manchin down in Washington DC because they're.
-- -- right now they are you know it's amazing when you think about the history of government shutdowns and as as some of your viewers probably know -- the eighteenth shut down since 1976.
Not incredibly Jimmy Carter hit six of them on his own watch even though we had two houses of congress -- both his own party.
But it's it's important understand that there is a moral component this a religious component.
About doing the right thing for the country and for your constituents and I think that.
The more that our lawmakers keep that in mind the more quickly they'll build richer resolution now let's hope so.
Once again if parents would like your dvd with -- it's free god dvd dot com.
That's easy very Brad -- thank you very much thank you so much injury -- Columbus Day.
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