Will The Nation Honor them? We Should.
GOVERNOR, FIRST LADY TO PARTICIPATE IN A WREATH-LAYING CEREMONY IN
HONOR OF MINERS
Governor asks nation to join in a moment of silence on Monday
Contact: Sara Payne Scarbro, 304-558-2000
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Gov. Joe Manchin and First Lady Gayle Manchin will participate in a wreath-laying ceremony in honor of the 31 miners involved in the mine disaster at the Upper Big Branch Mine-South. The ceremony begins at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, April 12, at the Coal Miner Memorial Statue, located on the state capitol grounds near the Culture Center.
During the event, the governor will ask people from across the nation to join the first lady and him in a moment of silence to honor the fallen miners and their families.
“We want to show the miners’ families and all of the first responders that we are keeping them in our hearts and prayers,” Gov. Joe Manchin said. “West Virginians are the most caring people and we come together in a time of need. These families are not alone and their loved ones will not be forgotten.”
This event is open to the public. Monday marks the one-week anniversary of the mining disaster.
On Tuesday, Gov. Joe Manchin ordered all state flags at all state-owned facilities lowered to half-staff in honor of the miners. The flags will remain lowered until further declaration by the governor.
Will Gov McDonnell call for this also? Will Obama?
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