Updated: 10/14/2013 7:14 PM
Created: 10/14/2013 6:59 PM WHEC.com
It's been more than 500 years since Christopher Columbus, the Italian explorer sailed west and discovered the Americas.
So in honor of Christopher Columbus, hundreds gathered Monday for the 73rd annual Columbus Day luncheon at the Diplomat Party House in Gates. The luncheon is put on every year by the Italian Civil League, which represents 17 Italian organizations in the city of Rochester.
The keynote speaker was former Monroe County Sheriff Andrew Meloni.