Gov. Tomblin honors miners killed at Upper Big Branch
On Friday, April 4, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D-WV) and First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin honored the memory of the 29 miners who lost their lives, four years ago, at the Upper Big Branch mine. The governor took a moment to write a note in the book of thoughts and prayers at a small memorial set up in the Culture Center Great Hall. The First Lady is expected to visit the memorial later in the day on Friday.
"I encourage West Virginians to take a moment to visit the memorial in the Culture Center Great Hall-share your thoughts and prayers and pay tribute to the 29 miners and their families," Gov. Tomblin said. "Joanne and I also ask West Virginians to join us in a moment of silence, tomorrow at 3:01 p.m., to honor their memory."