On 3rd November 2018, citizens, active and former miners and their families, mining clubs and local groups of the IG BCE trade union can say farewell to the German coal mining industry at five different RAG locations in the Ruhr region and Ibbenbüren as part of the “Danke Kumpel!” (“Thanks, miners!”) event (Figure 1). Those who are interested are invited to send in their own personal good wishes. These will be presented on the day of the event.
On 3rd November, under the slogan of “Danke Kumpel!” , the work and output of the miners will be commemorated at five different RAG locations in the Ruhr region and Ibbenbüren before the last coal is extracted on 21st December 2018. The events will be held outdoors.
Citizens are invited to post their own personal messages of farewell to the German coal mining industry at www.glueckauf-zukunft.de or to send them in by mail. All citizens will therefore have the opportunity to express their personal gratitude by sending good wishes. Visitors will also be able to pass on their greetings on the day of the event. They will be projected live onto a large screen and displayed throughout the entire event. Some of the messages that are sent in will be pre-selected to appear on a commemorative installation. One of these installations will remain at each location as a tribute to the German coal mining industry.
Entry is free, although a ticket will be required. Those who would like to attend can book their tickets online at www.glueckauf-zukunft.de or by calling +49 (0) 211 51332 252.
Further information is available at: www.glueckauf-zukunft.de // www.facebook.com/RAGStiftung // www.twitter.com/ragstiftung (RAG/Si.)