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
Please help the United Way of Central WV by completing this survey. And while your at it, visit their page and tell them “thanks” for always letting the Upper Big Branch Memorial be a site for the annual “One Great Day of Sharing”. We always appreciate the wonderful group of retired miners who come and show the memorial plaza some love by weeding and cleaning. ❤️
Donahue Brothers, Inc. did a wonderful thing in Whitesville today! You all are very much appreciated!