On friday the 19 November 2010, at 3:44pm.
The Pike River coal mine exploded with thirty one men underground.
Two men walked out and twenty nine were lost.
This memorial is dedicated to those twenty nine men
When you look upon these distant mountains
Remember those who are lost within
Foreever on the backshift
Twenty nine men, twenty nine lives, twenty nine families
The living remember and the fallen sleep
We hold you all in our hearts
We miss you