The oak leaf is a powerful symbol. As Douglas Keister puts it in Stories in Stone, “Just as the lion is the King of Beasts, the oak is the #kingofTrees.” Oak leaves symbolize #strength, #endurance, #eternity, #honor, #liberty, #hospitality, #faith, and #virtue — all combined show the force of the Christian faith.
Big oaks grow from small acorns, and activity is a precursor to accomplishment. You don’t think yourself into success. Mark Sanborn
Thankful to my Biology teacher in High School who taught us the Trees of Arkansas and leaf identification our Leaf Collection project and inspired a great love of Nature and the great out doors. Jerry Duncan a great inspiration to many students in Van Buren.