More than 70 faith-based organizations, hundreds of government leaders, numerous celebrities, and countless Americans across the nation have joined a nationwide effort to display “In God We Trust” as the 60th anniversary of the inclusion of “In God We Trust” in America’s national motto draws near.
On July 30, 1956, two years after pushing to have the phrase “under God” inserted into the pledge of allegiance, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a law officially declaring “In God We Trust” to be the nation’s official motto.
In recognition of the anniversary, the Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation launched a 90-day initiative that has been sweeping the country.
To date, around 900,000 “In God We Trust” window decals are proudly on display across America. And lawmakers in Congress and state legislatures nationwide are sponsoring bills to urge the public display of the country’s national motto.
“While others are aggressively attempting to remove God from our schools, the workplace, public institutions, the military and faith-based organizations, we are committed to advocating for the founding principles that make this nation great, and protecting our unalienable rights to exercise religious liberty,” expressed Lea Carawan, President and Executive Director of the Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation, in a letter to government leaders.
“Together, we are sweeping the nation with the message of hope that has inspired Americans since inception,” she added.
Those wishing to join the movement can do so by:
For more information about the “In God We Trust. Put It Up!” initiative, visit www.InGodWeTrust.com.
By NRB Staff
Published: July 14, 2016