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.
Warren Byers Tate, 81, a resident of Harrisonburg, passed away Monday evening, Jan. 7, 2013. He had not enjoyed good health for the past year.
He was born Jan. 5, 1932, in Harrisonburg, and was the son of the late Henry Ward and Mary Blanche Criswell Tate.
Warren was a lifelong resident of Harrisonburg and had retired from Kawneer. He also served in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by two sons, Robert “Bobby” L. Tate of Harrisonburg, Michael Tate of Harrisonburg, and Linda Hasler of Broadway; one granddaughter, Ashley Tate; one great-granddaughter, Adelyn Avery Sedr; one sister, Erma Hollar of Harrisonburg; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his former wife, Shirley Flourine Tate, on Dec. 10, 1998.
The family will receive friends 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.
A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Clarence Moyers officiating. Burial will be at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 420 Neff Ave., Suite 210, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.