The Upper Big Branch Miners Memorial is dedicated to twenty-nine miners who lost their lives in an explosion at the Upper Big Branch Coal Mine on April 5th, 2010, to the first responders and mine rescuers that put themselves in harm's way to come to the aid of their fellow man and to all individuals who have suffered injury, illness or death as a result of working in the coal industry.
"This striking memorial symbolizes strength. Strength of those brave men, the strength
of their families and the unwavering strength of this community. This memorial stands
as a reminder... a reminder of what we lost, the love we shared for our fallen brothers,
as a reminder that life is often too short and as a reminder that we must always
put safety first. This memorial stands for all of us- to help heal, to reflect and
to never forget."
-Senator Joe Manchin, UBB Miners Memorial Dedication, July 27, 2012
Don’t miss qualifying this Saturday night at Princeton Speedway for the 4th Annual UBB 29 Miners Memorial Race.
The UBBMMG is proud to announce that the UBB Miners Memorial has made the State Journal’s 2014 list of “55 Good Things About West Virginia”. Our goal in building the memorial was to honor the lives of the 29 men lost first and foremost, to educate, to help promote our state’s rich coal heritage and to contribute to the state’s economy. This distinction again allows us the opportunity to remember and honor the men lost at UBB. Please click on this link and then scroll down to the link for the memorial to read the article! Thanks again, Jim Workman and the State Journal!
It’s time for the annual UBB 29 Miners Memorial Race at the Princeton Speedway. Qualifier races are set for July 26th at 7PM, $1000 to the winner and the top 2 advance to the main event on Aug. 2nd.
Come out and honor the miners lost at UBB and enjoy a night of family entertainment.