Gov. Plans to Honor Those Who Put Together Upper Big Branch Memorial
Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has plans to honor those behind the Upper Big Branch Mine Memorial. The annual Governor's Science Awards are coming up in August at the Charleston Civic Center, and the group Volunteer West Virginia says the governor will honor The Upper Big Branch Minning Memorial Group. The banquet is held as a part of Faces of Leadership, the annual state volunteerism conference. The Upper Big Branch Mining Memorial opened in 2012 and pays tribute to the miners who lost their lives in the Upper Big Branch mining disaster in 2010. The town of Whitesville donated the land for the memorial.