Churchgoers honor 29 dead miners - and profession

Robert Cavendish, 33, who worked at Performance Coal until 6 months ago, gets a hug from a pastor during a candlelight vigil in Oak Hill, W.Va., on Wednesday, April 7, 2010. The Lynch family is in the background. (AP Photo/Jon C. Hancock)

April 11, 2010 7:11:25 PM PDT
A pair of tall black boots and a lunch pail sat near the altar Sunday at the New Life Assembly church - a memorial to the 29 men killed in the worst U.S. mining disaster since 1970 and a thank-you to those who make their living inside the mountains.