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Apr 09, 2019 by Michael

PA School Board Decrees 'In God We Trust' Can Be Displayed In Local Schools

A breakthrough took place at the Greencastle-Antrim School Board in Greencastle, where the PA has voted unanimously to allow the national motto "In God We Trust" and other documents from US history to be displayed in foyers and other public areas of the district's primary, elementary, middle and high schools, according to CBN. Teachers also have the opportunity to place the motto in their classrooms, as well, along with copies of the US Constitution, Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence.

"I made it my mission to get it in as many schools as possible"

"We have these documents already displayed in some of the schools," said school board President Mike Still, who said he received one email against the board taking the action. "It's historical. I don't know if we should ever run away from history."

Tom McCloud of Waynesboro, PA, said that his mission was to get the documents in as many schools as possible.

"I made it my mission to get it in as many schools as possible," McCloud said last month. 

"In God We Trust" is the official motto of the United States of America.  It was adopted as the US motto in 1956 as a replacement or alternative to the unofficial Latin motto of "E Pluribus Unum" ("Out of many, one") which was adopted when the Great Seal of the United States was created and adopted in 1782, according to Wikipedia.

"In God We Trust" first appeared on the two-cent piece in 1864 during the American Civil War and has appeared on US paper currency since 1957.   

"If you don't teach it, people won't know it," McCloud said. "I feel strongly the message has to be spread."



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