Memorial Service for West Virginia Coal Miners

President Obama and Vice President Biden delivered eulogies at a memorial service for the 29 coal miners killed in an explosion that… read more

President Obama and Vice President Biden delivered eulogies at a memorial service for the 29 coal miners killed in an explosion that occurred on April 5, 2010, in the Upper Big Branch Mine in Montcoal, West Virginia. Senator Rockefeller also spoke, and Representative Rahall spoke on behalf of his colleagues, Representatives Mollohan and Capito, who were also present. Governor Manchin presided.

West Virginia first lady Gayle Manchin read the name of each miner as his family entered the room. The service included posting of the colors by the West Virginia National Guard, The National Anthem performed by Randall Reid-Smith, “Angels Watching Over Me” performed by the Trap Hill Middle School Choir, “Amazing Grace” performed by Appalachian Bible College’s pianist Michelle Hontz, “Go Rest High on That Mountain” performed by Matthew Jones, and “This Light of Mine” performed by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Male Chorus. close

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Memorial Service for West Virginia Coal Miners

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Program ID:
293173-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
Ceremony
Location:
Beckley, West Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 25, 2010
Last Aired:
Apr 26, 2010

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  • Apr 25, 2010 | 3:52pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 25, 2010 | 7:41pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 26, 2010 | 4:23am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 26, 2010 | 12:18pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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