This Sunday, December 6th is the 8th Annual National Miners Day. National Miners day was designated by Congress in 2009 to celebrate and honor the contributions and sacrifices of miners both past and present. The day is a time to honor the role miners played and continue to play in building the United States.
IMA-NA is encouraging members to take some time Sunday to share your role in your communities and your appreciation for the teams you work with. Whether you share on social media, on the IMA-NA site, or simply by letting your families and friends know about National Miners Day, the more we talk about our community the more awareness we bring to the industry. MSHA has developed resources to assist in the staging of any activities for Miners Day, which you can find here. There you can find Miners Day videos, photos, and posters as well as a social media toolkit. If there are individuals or operations you would like to highlight on IMA-NA's website or Facebook page, please contact Ariel Hill-Davis. Additionally, MSHA staffer, Lynn Dondis is supporting events and sharing updates. She can be reached here, if you would like to share information, thoughts, or stories from your operations with her directly.