National Miner’s Day is celebrated on December 6 of every year. The women and men who spend their days digging in the earth are some of the great heroes of our industry and Modern Civilization. Nearly 366,000 miners extract more than 100 different kinds of minerals from the earth. The mineral includes coal, silver, copper, gold, granite, salt, granite, limestone, gravel, and much more. They dig in dark places of the world and provide materials to sustain our lifestyles. They provide raw materials for heat, electricity, cosmetics, roads, bridges, and even toothpaste. Even in ancient days bronze and iron from out from the earth were used to build grand edifices, to plow the ground, and to fight in wars. Hence National Miner’s Day is a perfect day to celebrate and recognize the efforts of Miners.
“I think of doing a series as very hard work. But, Then I have talked to Coal Miner’s, and that’s really hard Work.” – Willian Shatner.
History of Miner’s Day
Initially, National Miner’s day was first introduced in the United States House of Representatives by Congressman Rahall, Congresswoman Capito, and Congressman Mollohan. On dec3 2009 the resolution was passed by the United States Senate and Senator Byrd, Senator Rockefeller, and Senator Reid provided the sponsorship. National Miner’s Day remembers the worst mining accident that occurred on December 6, 1907, in Monograph, West Virginia. That accident results in the death of over 362 miners. For that, Congress announced December 6 as National Miners Day in 2009 to celebrate and recognize those who take their life into the dangerous profession, to help our survey our life with full of conveniences. On National Miners Day, MSHA salutes the men and women who have chosen the mining occupation, and we can rededicate ourselves to doing all that we can to protect their health and safety. We encourage others to join us in honoring miners on this day.
Other Celebrations on December 6
December 6 is also celebrated as
- Put on Your Own Shoes Day
- Mitten Tree Day
- Saint Nicholas Day
- National Pawnbrokers Day
- National Microwave Oven Day
How To Celebrate National Miner’s day
The simplest way to celebrate Miner’s day is just looking around you and realizing how many of your life materials have dependent on the minerals that are pulled out of the earth. To gain more knowledge about mining and what are the dangers faced by the miners, just visit the nearby Mine. You can use #NationalMinersday to post on Social Media.
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