Initiative displays “In God We Trust” in prominent locations within schools
(NASHVILLE) — This week in the House chamber, Republican lawmakers supported passage of an initiative sponsored by State Representative Susan Lynn (R-Mt. Juliet) that calls for our national motto — “In God We Trust”— to be displayed in schools across Tennessee.
House Bill 2368, which passed by an 81-8 vote tally Monday evening, requires each local education agency to display “In God We Trust” in a prominent location within Tennessee’s schools. This initiative was brought to Representative Lynn by the Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation.
“In God, We Trust” has served as the official motto of the United States since 1956. It first appeared on the two-cent penny in 1864 and on paper currency in 1957. Currently, 19 other states — including Arkansas, Colorado, Mississippi, and Virginia — have taken similar action in an effort to educate future generations of school students about the importance of our national motto.
“Our national motto and our founding documents are the cornerstones of freedom, and they must be shared with our future generations,” said Representative Lynn. “I am honored to have sponsored passage of an initiative that will remind our current and future students about the true foundation for American life – faith and family.”
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Susan Lynn serves as the Chairman of the House Consumer & Human Resources Subcommittee. Lynn is also a member of the House Consumer & Human Resources, House Finance Ways & Means and House Ethics Committee, as well as the Joint Fiscal Review Committee. She lives in Mount Juliet and represents House District 57, which includes Wilson County. Lynn can be reached by email at Rep.Susan.Lynn@capitol.tn.gov or by calling (615) 741-7462.