It’s been a decade since nine coal miners were pulled out of the ground alive at the Quecreek Mine. As the AP reports, the rescue’s ten-year anniversary will be honored later this month:
SIPESVILLE — A six-day celebration is planned to mark the 10th anniversary of the rescue of nine miners trapped underground in the Quecreek Mine in southwestern Pennsylvania.
The events planned by The Quecreek Mine Rescue Foundation will culminate with a ceremony on July 28 at 11 a.m. attended by former Gov. Mark Schweiker, who was on-site helping to direct the rescue.
All nine trapped miners were rescued from a flooded shaft 200 feet below ground following a 77-hour ordeal that ended July 28, 2002.
Some of the rescued miners and the crews who helped save them will appear on July 26 for photographs and to sign autographs.