Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin will honor the memory of the 29 miners who lost their lives in an explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine in 2010 by observing a moment of silence at 3:01 p.m. today.
Tomblin asks all West Virginians to join him in this observance.
"Joanne and I ask that all West Virginians join us in a moment of silence at 3:01 p.m., to honor the 29 miners, and their families," Tomblin said in a news release. "On this solemn anniversary, I ask all West Virginians to pay tribute to those who have lost their lives working in West Virginia coal mines."
The disaster occurred on April 5, 2010, in Raleigh County.