Thursday, 15 October 2015
With a unanimous vote, Macon County Commissioners took the first step needed to display "In God We Trust," the national motto of the United States, on county-owned property.
Macon County attorney Chester Jones read a resolution that would pave the way for the motto to be displayed in Macon County:
"'In God We Trust' became the United States national motto on July 30, 1956, shortly after our nation led the world through the trauma of World War II; and whereas, the words have been used on United States currency since 1864; and whereas, the same inspiring slogan is engraved above the entrance to the Senate Chamber as well as above the Speaker's dais in the House of Representatives; and whereas, in both war and peace, these words have been a profound source of strength and guidance to many generations of Americans; and whereas, the county desires to display this patriotic motto in a way to solemnize public occasions and express confidence in our society. Now, therefore, upon a Motion by Commissioner Gary Shields and seconded by Commissioner Paul Higdon, and duly approved, be it hereby resolved by the Macon County Board of Commissioners as follows: Resolved, that Macon County does hereby determine that the historic and patriotic words of our national motto, 'In God We Trust,' shall be permanently and prominently displayed on the courthouse at Macon County, North Carolina and to remain there in perpetuity."