STOW, Ohio (WJW) — Congressman and Civil Rights icon John Lewis died one year ago today. In his honor, the city of Stow renamed its Steels Corners Bridge with a dedication ceremony this morning.
Residents and friends walked across the newly named The John Lewis Memorial Bridge, meeting in the T.G.I.Fridays parking lot at 9 a.m. The walk ended at the Stow Municipal Court, where the dedication ceremony took place.
“John Lewis was a tremendous man,” Stow Mayor John Pribonic said in a statement. “And this dedication of The John Lewis Memorial Bridge is one way we can honor his legacy as a staunch supporter of equality and the city of Stow’s commitment to support diversity.”
Part of the dedication event can be viewed in the video player above. The march can be viewed below:
Find out more about the event right here.