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Memorial service Tuesday for 11 oil rig workers

JACKSON, MS (WLOX) - The eleven people who died when the Transocean BP rig exploded will be remembered today at a memorial service. The service will be held at the Jackson Convention Complex at 1 p.m.  Transocean will make a live webcast available which you can watch by visiting www.deepwaterhorizonmemorial.com

Of the 126-member crew, 115 were safely evacuated.  In a statement, Transocean said, "The event will be a time of remembrance and honor, bringing together the Deepwater Horizon crew members, their families and friends, along with others touched by this tragedy."

A memorial fund has been established on behalf of the many employees and friends of the 11 family members who would like to make a financial contribution.

Click here to make a secure, online donation. 

Click here to review full information about the fund.

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