- "Historic Past / Proud Future"
The motto "Historic Past / Proud Future" strikes me as amusing for the following reasons:
"Historic" means "belonging to the past."
"Past" means "of, having existed in, or having occurred during a time previous to the present."
So, "Historic Past" can be read as a redundancy.
"Proud" means "feeling pleasure or satisfaction over something regarded as highly honorable or creditable to oneself."
"Future" means "something that will exist or happen in time to come."
So, "Proud Future" seems illogical, in that one cannot have pleasure or satisfaction over something that has yet to occur.
Ha ha! Isn't that funny!?!?
 I did, however, find this motto on the website of the Idaho Military History Museum.
 There was a typo when I originally posted this. This quote originally read "Proud Past." Ooops. Changed Aug 28 2010 6:16 p.m.