Saturday, April 10, 2010

West Virginia Massey Energy Co Upper Big Branch Mine Memorial

I live in West Virginia and we have just had the worst mining disaster in the US since 1972. 29 miners lost their lives in a mining accident. Its been really horrible waiting for word on the missing 4 only to find out that they too perished. These men are heroes. Why do you ask? Because to me, a hero is someone who does what needs doing and these men were doing their jobs and trying to take care of their families. Underground mining is one of the scariest jobs around. I had an uncle to get killed in a mining accident in 1996 so when there is any accident then it brings it vividly to mind. I will warn you and say that I am a coal miner's daughter, granddaughter, niece, and so forth so I won't have any negative comments on the effect of coal and the environment. This is a post dedicated to 29 courageous men who lost their lives trying to do the best they could in this live. May God have mercy on their souls and comfort the hearts of their families and loved ones.


Mocha with Linda said...

Many across the country are praying for those affected by this. Blessings to you!

Cathy said...

Praying for the families and all of you ~ Blessings ~

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