December 05, 2014

Manchin Celebrates National Miner’s Day

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement ahead of tomorrow’s celebration of National Miner’s Day to recognize past, present and future brave miners across America.

“National Miner’s Day remains an incredibly meaningful day of recognition not only for the state of West Virginia, but for our entire country. This nation was built on the backs of our coal miners, and today, miners continue to go to work every day to provide millions of Americans with the electricity that powers our lives. It is because of their sacrifices that we have sustained the way of life we enjoy today. As we take a moment to honor and reflect on the tremendous contributions of our miners, let us especially commemorate those who have tragically been lost while mining the coal that has made this country great. The selflessness and bravery of our miners has never faltered, and for this we thank them on this National Miner’s Day. So I encourage us all to thank our miners and always recognize the hard work and dedication of past, present and future miners.”