BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – Students at Boardman Center Middle school recognized world peace on Friday by honoring a Holocaust survivor.
A peace pole in front of the school was re-dedicated for William Vegh, who passed away a few years ago. His daughter was there for the ceremony and said her dad used to come talk to students about the Holocaust.
A new group of students learned about world peace and that is when the idea to re-dedicate the peace pole came up.
“His memory will be floating everywhere and I think it’s hard for people to see the marker there, but this beautiful pole is just outstanding and it’s in a couple of different languages as you walk around it,” Rochelle Vegh Miller, his daughter, said.
Miller said her dad was one of the first Holocaust survivors to come to Youngstown.