In what has become a tradition that has now stretched for almost a decade, the annual “Parade of Lights” concluded at Linda K. Epling Stadium on the night of September 11, 2016. The event focuses on the remembrance of the more than 3.000 lives lost during multiple terrorist attacks on the United States on the morning of September 11, 2001 while also saluting service and bravery of all first responders nationwide.
The parade itself began earlier in the day in another area of Raleigh County and the convoy of emergency vehicles , which was estimated to be at least 140 in number, made its way to the West Virginia Miners’ home stadium and made for an impressive display of emergency lights flashing versus the darkness of night.
Upon arrival at the stadium, a 15-minute presentation of video clips related to that fateful morning was played on the team’s JumboTron video board for all those in attendance.
The West Virginia Miners baseball organization wholeheartedly shares all the sentiments brought forth by this presentation while asking our fans and followers to never lose track of the role that first responders play daily in the betterment of our well being.