BECKLEY, W.Va. -- Thousands of people, including President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, members of West Virginia's federal and state delegations, and victims' family members, sang and prayed Sunday at a public memorial service here, remembering the 29 coal miners who died in the April 5 explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine in Raleigh County.
April 25, 2010
Remembering 29 fallen miners (photos)
President Obama speaks to the thousands of people who gathered Sunday in the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center to remember the 29 miners who died April 5 in the Upper Big Branch Mine explosion.
Obama and Biden stand at the front of the convention center as West Virginia first lady Gayle Manchin reads the names of the 29 miners who died in the Upper Big Branch disaster.
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