Gov. Tomblin Honors Memory Of The 29 Miners Lost At The Upper Big Branch Mine
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Last updated on April 05, 2013 @ 2:12PM
Created on April 05, 2013 @ 2:08PM
Photo Courtesy of the Governor's Office - Gov. Tomblin honors the 29 miners who lost their lives three years ago today at the Upper Big Branch Mine by placing a photo and black ribbon at the West Virginia Miner Statue.
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin honored the memory of the 29 miners who lost their lives, three years ago, at the Upper Big Branch Mine.
"Joanne and I ask that all West Virginians join us in a moment of silence at 3:01 p.m., to honor the 29 miners, and their families," Gov. Tomblin said. "On this solemn anniversary, I ask all West Virginians to pay tribute to those who have lost their lives working in West Virginia coal mines."
Gov. Tomblin placed a photo, taken during the 2010 memorial service, and a black ribbon at the base of the West Virginia Coal Miner Statue located on the State Capitol Grounds. The photo depicts 29 miner's hats hanging on 29 white crosses.
A moment of silence will be observed at 3:01 Friday afternoon.
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