The Aug. 11 Open Forum article by Thornton Parker paints a very rosy picture. In 2010, Uncle Sam gave the residents of Rockingham County about $650 million by his calculation.
WASHINGTON — I’ve observed many funerals over the last decade in Arlington National Cemetery’s Section 60, where war dead from Iraq and Afghanistan are buried. Last week I went for what, God willing, was the last.
Twenty-one years ago, in mid-August 1993, an orthopedic surgeon named George White penned a simple yet clear missive to The Winchester Star, the DN-R’s sister paper to our north, outlining a sound philosophy for how men should think that applies not just to Americans in their everyday lives, but as well to the elected officials with whom we entrust the public weal. We repeat this piece each year as a reminder.
Lawrence Robert Ackler, 75, of Moorefield, W.Va., passed this life on Thursday, April 12, 2012, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg.
Born on Jan. 3, 1937, in Harrisonburg, he was the son of the late Robert Ackler and Lillian Dasher Ackler.
A cousin, Richard Dasher, and several other cousins survive Mr. Ackler.
He was a lifetime member of the Mount Olive Lutheran Church and a lifetime member of the Peru Community Association.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2012, at the Elmore Funeral Home in Moorefield, W.Va. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 15, 2012, at the Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Peru, W.Va., with Pastor Larry Cantu and Vicar Jean Caudill officiating.
Burial will follow at the Mount Olive Lutheran Church Cemetery in Peru, W.Va.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Elmore Funeral Home.