The Beaver County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution today to have the motto “In God We Trust” displayed in the courthouse.
Commissioners Amadio and Spanik voted to have “In God We Trust” displayed in a “prominent location” within the building. Commissioner Nichols is on vacation and was absent from today’s public meeting.
The resolution noted that “In God We Trust” became the United States’ National Motto following World War II, has been used on U.S. currency since 1864, and is engraved above the entrance to the Senate Chambers and above the Speaker’s dais in the House of Representatives.
The Board of Commissioners passed the resolution because it “desires to display this patriotic motto in the Beaver County Courthouse as a way to solemnize public occasions and express confidence in our society.”