Union Staff Report
HUMBOLDT – The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote on a resolution Tuesday which would require that the words “In God We Trust” to be prominently displayed in the Board Chambers. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. at the Board Chambers at 825 Fifth St. Eureka.
The proposed ordinance is being introduced by First District Supervisor Rex Bohn, who is asking that the board approve the resolution and direct the Clerk of the Board to mail a copy to an organization called “In God We Trust America Inc.” based in Bakersfield, Calif.
According the a staff report in the board’s packet for Tuesday’s meeting “The mission of IN GOD WE TRUST - AMERICA, Inc. is to encourage Cities and Counties across America to display our National Motto “IN GOD WE TRUST” in every City and County Chamber and State Capitol in America. The Board of Supervisors is being asked to join a growing list of Cities and Counties that have already passed a Resolution in support ofthis patriotic effort.”
Below is the full text of the proposed resolution:
A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT, in the STATE of CALIFORNIA, SUPPORTING THE DISPLAY OF THE NATIONAL MOTTO “IN GOD WE TRUST” IN THE HUMBOLDT COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CHAMBERS IN A PROMINENT LOCATION AT 825 5th STREET, ROOM #111, EUREKA, CA 95501.
WHEREAS, “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 U.S. 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 ofstrength and guidance to many generations of Americans; and
WHEREAS, the County desires to display this patriotic motto in the Board Chambers as a way to solemnize public occasions and express confidence in our society.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors does hereby resolve that the historic and patriotic words of our national motto, “In God We Trust,” shall be permanently and prominently displayed in the Board Chamber, and that Clerk of the Board shall certify to the passage and adoption ofthis resolution and enter it into the book of original resolutions.