“In God We Trust” Unveiled

Recently, our nation’s motto, “In God We Trust” was inscribed and unveiled in the Capitol Visitor Center.This nation was birthed out of the wisdom of El Shaddai,  and ultimately was and is dedicated to Him. God loves America, and as we Trust God Again, there will be more victories ahead.

Individuals across the country who were willing to stand up on behalf of our nation’s religious heritage saw a major victory. After more than one year of fighting to restore references to our nation’s spiritual history stripped from the newly-constructed $621-million Capitol Visitor Center, the engraving of our national motto “In God We Trust” was unveiled in the Center.

When I along with several other Members of the Prayer Caucus first toured the newly constructed Capitol Visitor Center, we were troubled to learn that the Center was stripped of all references to America’s religious heritage and it contained a number of factual inaccuracies, including incorrectly stating that our national motto was “E Pluribus Unum” and inaccurately representing Capitol church services.

In July 2008, I led 108 Members of Congress in signing a letter to the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) expressing our concerns with the incomplete historical religious content in the Capitol Visitor Center. In October 2008, the Committee on House Administration and the Senate Rules and Administration Committee agreed to correct the inaccuracy of “E Pluribus Unum,” engrave in stone in the Center “In God We Trust” and the Pledge of Allegiance, and create a permanent religious history display. We worked to ensure those changes were agreed to before legislation was passed directing the opening of the Capitol Visitor Center. H.R. 5159 was signed into law in October, and the Capitol Visitor Center opened in December 2008. H.Con.Res.131 passed the House and Senate in July 2009, directing the AOC to engrave the national motto and Pledge of Allegiance in the Capitol Visitor Center.

The “In God We Trust” engraving was completed and unveiled this week and the Pledge of Allegiance is scheduled to be completed in the coming weeks.

This was accomplished due to the efforts of so many individuals in Congress and across the country who were willing to stand up on behalf of our nation’s religious heritage. Thousands of visitors will walk through the center each day. The efforts of the individuals that have joined in this issue have enabled those visitors to experience a more accurate depiction of our nation’s heritage written in stone.

This win should serve as an example to Americans all across the country that because we believe, we stand, and because we stand, we can make a difference.

By Congressman Randy Forbes:



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2 Responses to “In God We Trust” Unveiled

  1. Lynn says:

    Praise God from whom all blessings flow.

    Psalm 33
    The Lord looks from heaven; He sees all the sons of men… Behold the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, on those who hope in His mercy.

    God bless all of you members of the Congressional Prayer Caucus! May God bless you ALOT!

  2. Del says:

    This report and the things I heard about at the Tuscany Coffee House Saturday (3-27-10) in Newport News, VA have been an answer to prayer for me. I have been in this battle since the early 1960’s in Southern California and this old soldier was getting weary and discouraged. The many things that are growing out of, and with the Congressional Prayer Caucus have restored my hope and reenergized me.
    My prayer has been that, before I leave this mortal coil, I will see God assert his sovereignty over America and that it will begin in Virginia. Virginia’s 4th Congressioanl District representative J. Randy Forbes is being used mightily by God in this grand movement of His Spirit. Let His kingdom come, on earth, as it is in heaven!
    May the meaning of the closing words of the Charter of the College of William & Mary be restored, “to the Glory of Almighty God.”
    May Almighty God protect and bless all who are associated with the Congressional Prayer Caucus and their families.
    Soli Deo Gloria!

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