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President Obama to Deliver Eulogy for Upper Big Branch Miners

President Obama will deliver a eulogy at a memorial service in Beckley, West Virginia today for the miners lost at Upper Big Branch. The event begins at 3:30pm and will be available live on C-SPAN and online via local WV stations.

The White House has released several excerpts of the President’s planned eulogy.

We cannot bring back the 29 men we lost. They are with the Lord now. Our task, here on Earth, is to save lives from being lost in another such tragedy. To do what must be done, individually and collectively, to assure safe conditions underground. To treat our miners the way they treat each other – like family. For we are all family. We are Americans.

Check out Coal Tattoo for additional excerpts and more info on WV coverage.




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