Knights of Columbus pushing for “In God We Trust” plaque in Ballwin City Hall

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by Adam McDonald / KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 8:38 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 25 at 9:54 PM

BALLWIN, Mo. (KMOV.com) – The Knights of Columbus are attempting to get a plaque that says “In God We Trust” posted inside Ballwin’s city hall.

“I’ve seen mixed reviews from residents,” said Ballwin Mayor Tim Pogue. “Some say ‘separation of church and state’ and others say this is our nation’s motto.”

The Knights of Columbus are offering to pay nearly $750,000 in a private donation to install the sign. There are only two other cities that have plaques like the proposed plaque in Ballwin: St. Peters and Sullivan.

“I was very, very surprised how few towns and no one in St. Louis County, that I know of, have our national motto put up on city municipal buildings and courtrooms,” said Joe Strange of the Knights of Columbus.

“Right now, we are just looking at the proposal and they’ll be back with designs and locations as well as cost estimates,” said Pogue. 

Ballwin already has a current motto: “Bringing People Together.” News 4 will continue to follow this and let you know if the proposal passes. 

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