Remember the Miners Celebrates "Week of Remembrance"

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Grassroots organization renews commitment to celebrate legacy of "everyday heroes."

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The coal miners of West Virginia are the hardest working people in the world. West Virginia is my home and I'm proud, thankful, and in awe of the good, salt of the Earth people that are our West Virginia coal miners

RememberTheMiners.org, a grassroots public awareness effort designed to honor the legacy of coal mining and pay tribute to all miners, announced today a week of remembrance in commemoration of the one-year anniversary of the Upper Big Branch mine disaster in Montcoal, West Virginia.

The tribute can be viewed at RememberTheMiners.org. The public can take part in the interactive tribute by sharing words of remembrance or words of support for West Virginia's coal mining families. Remember the Miners will send the well wishes to the 29 surviving families of the Upper Big Branch tragedy.

"We encourage the public to visit RememberTheMiners.org and participate. The families of Upper Big Branch remain in our thoughts and prayers. We renew our pledge, in their honor, to pay tribute to all of West Virginia's coal miners," said Jason Parsons, spokesperson for Remember the Miners and co-chair of the Upper Big Branch Family Fund. The Fund's co-chairperson, WVU Men's Basketball Coach Bob Huggins, once said, "The coal miners of West Virginia are the hardest working people in the world. West Virginia is my home and I'm proud, thankful, and in awe of the good, salt of the Earth people that are our West Virginia coal miners."

"All across West Virginia, silent, everyday heroes are among us. They don't seek fame or recognition. They work very hard; they're fathers, brothers, neighbors, friends. They bravely go about their daily lives to provide the energy we rely upon for literally every part of our lives. They are the coal miners of West Virginia. We should always remember them," Parsons said.

For more information, visit RememberTheMiners.org.

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