It's been a tragic year for coal miners in Harlan county.
Nine miners have died in four separate accidents in Harlan county mines since august of 2005
Hundreds gathered Saturday at the civic center in Harlan to remember the miners during a tearful 2 hour service.
The miners were killed in an explosion at the Darby number one mine in May; which killed 5
The Stillhouse mine and another incident at the H-and-D mine in December.