Wednesday, January 04, 2006

My Prayers are With...

...the community of Tallmansville, WV, and the families of the coal miners killed in the explosion. The first reports indicated that 12 of the 13 were alive; however, that was false: 12 of the 13 were dead. The remaining miner is in critical condition.

West Virginia beat Georgia in the Sugar Bowl earlier in the week and the sportscasters talked a bit about how this event impacted the team. Many of the players were coal-miners sons; some were from Tallmansville itself. The team had an added reason to beat Georgia. But the emotions from a football victory are hollow compared to an event like this.

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in Peace. Amen.