Friday, Dec 13, 2013
Tribute to Coal Miners
WEST FRANKFORT -- West Frankfort's Old King Coal Festival began its event Saturday with a special memorial service for coal miners.
Dozens of miners and former ones attended the tribute. State Representative John Bradley was among the speakers honoring coal miners past and present. U.S. Congressman Bill Enyart also attended, speaking about the sacrifices made by coal workers.
The event also paid tribute to the three Illinois miners lost this year in mining accidents: Timothy Chamness of Royalton, Chad Meyers of Goreville, and Nathan Clarida of Galatia.
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