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Tree stands of yesteryear

Military Watch Tower thanks to Marian Fawley

Soldiers drew straws to see who got to climb the tower next

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I am not a politician, but a soldier. - Idi Amin

My family tree could use some pruning. - Unknown

You can observe a lot just by watching. - Yogi Berra

In war, there are no unwounded soldiers. - Jose Narosky

Skill and confidence are an unconquered army. - George Herbert

I now close my military career and just fade away. - Douglas MacArthur

Spying between friends - that's just not done. - Angela Merkel

Marketing strategy is a lot like military strategy. - Liddell Hart

Soldiers win the battles and generals get the credit. - Napoleon Bonaparte

The military don't start wars. Politicians start wars. - William Westmoreland

The patriot's blood is the seed of Freedom's tree. - Thomas Campbell

Native ability without education is like a tree without fruit. - Aristippus

Character is the root of the tree; conduct, the fruit it bears. - E.M. Bounds

A conquering army on the border will not be stopped by eloquence. - Otto von Bismarck

We spend our time searching for security and hate it when we get it. - John Steinbeck

That slicker with the bedside manner needs watching. He's better! - Martin H. Fischer

Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come. - Chinese Proverb

A piece of spaghetti or a military unit can only be led from the front end. - George S Patton

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. - Chinese Proverb

Southerners are so devoted to genealogy that we see a family tree under every bush. - Florence King

Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all. - George Washington

A man's own good breeding is the best security against other people's ill manners. - Lord Chesterfield

Statistics have shown that mortality increases perceptibly in the military during wartime. - Alphonse Allais

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. - Martin Luther

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. - Thomas Jefferson

It used to be that when all else failed, a guy went into the army; now he becomes a consultant. - Blackie Sherrod

I do not think there is any silver bullet to solving the technology side of the security equation. - John W. Thompson

The first who was king was a fortunate soldier: Who serves his country well has no need of ancestors. - Voltaire

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a family all wrapped up in each other. - Bill Vaughan

If I don't work, I'll be sitting on the couch watching TV, eating popcorn and getting like a cow. - Celia Cruz

I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its stupidity. - Dwight D Eisenhower

My wife is on a diet. Coconuts and bananas. She hasn't lost any weight, but she can sure climb a tree. - Henny Youngman

The only security men can have for their political liberty, consists in keeping their money in their own pockets. - Lysander Spooner

Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree does. - George Bernard Shaw

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. - Abraham Lincoln

My other brother-in-law died. He was a karate expert, then joined the army. The first time he saluted, he killed himself. - Henny Youngman

The perfect date for me would be staying at home, making a big picnic in bed, eating Wotsits and cookies while watching cable TV. - Kim Kardashian

Wolves directly affect the entire ecosystem, not just moose populations, their main prey, because less moose equals more tree growth. - Rolf Peterson

In a world of complex threats, our security and leadership depends on all elements of our power - including strong and principled diplomacy. - Barack Obama

Social Security's not the hard one to solve. Medicare, that is the gorilla in the room, and you've got to put all of it on the table. - Joe Biden


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