ST. PETERS, Mo. -- A suburban St. Louis town is now part of a national movement to display “In God We Trust” at local government sites.
Raised letters spelling out the national motto will be installed in a few weeks at St. Peters Municipal Court, the city’s aldermanic meeting room and at three other city buildings.
Mayor Len Pagano hopes other nearby cities will follow suit. St. Peters is believed to be the second municipality in the St. Louis region to join the effort. Sullivan did so last year.
Bakersfield, Calif., councilwoman Jacquie Sullivan has been promoting the idea since 2002. She says she wants to show respect for the nation’s historic heritage and is not trying to promote a particular denomination or religion.