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
Good luck to the Coal River Miners youth football teams as they kick off the 2014 season at home Sunday against Pineville.
3rd Annual Coal River East Poker Run- UBB Miners Memorial stop. Thanks to all the riders! We enjoyed your visit!
The UBB 29 Memorial Race set for today has been rained out again. Race officials have rescheduled the race for next Saturday, August 16th.