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
Thanks to the South Charleston Memorial Ice Arena and manager Butch Buckley for wanting to support the UBB Memorial! check the pictures of the new sign in the rink. If you are out that way, stop by and tell them thanks for the support. He will be hanging a banner too…just in time for the Marshall Ice Hockey team vs. WVU. Game times are 3:00 p.m. Saturday and 3:00 p.m. Sunday.
Job well done! Please take a minute and go to the United Way of Central WV ‘s Facebook page and give them a “like” for being so awesome and organizing the Day of Caring. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you next year!