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Trusting Heart - Heart Series 11

"In God we Trust" was the motto adopted in 1956 as a replacement for the unofficial motto of "E pluribus unum," which means "one out of many " and had been on our paper currency since 1782. "In God We Trust" had sporadically appeared on coins from the year 1864 after Reverend Mark R Watkinson of Ridleyville, Pennsylvania, pastor of Prospect Hill Baptist Church, sent a letter on November 13, 1861 petitioning the Treasury Department to add a statement recognizing Almighty God in some form on our coins "in order to relieve us from the ignominy of heathenism" and to declare that God was on the Union side of the Civil War. The phrase was first used on paper money in 1957, appearing on the one-dollar silver certificate. Put there because of a Joint Resolution by the 84th Congress and approved by President Dwight Eisenhower on July 30, 1956, declaring "In God We Trust" must appear on American currency. From that day until now there h…