Obama to Deliver Eulogy at Memorial Service for Miners
April 19, 2010
(ChattahBox)—President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, plan to attend a memorial service to honor the 29 miners who lost their lives in a mining explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia. Obama will deliver the eulogy at the service to be held Sunday in Beckley, West Virginia.
The Upper Big Branch mine owned by Massey Energy had numerous safety violations. President Obama has called for an investigation and he said, Massey Energy under CEO Don Blankenship “put their bottom line before the safety of their workers.”