Another Region 8 city adds "In God We Trust" to city vehicles

Published: Aug. 18, 2015 at 9:39 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 18, 2015 at 9:43 PM CDT
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OSCEOLA, AR (KAIT) - Osceola will be the next Region 8 city to add the words "In God We Trust" to official city vehicles.

Councilman Tyler Dunegan presented the resolution to the council at their last meeting on Monday.

Dunegan said he created the resolution to show the city's morals and patriotism.

"Citizens are always saying morals and ethics need to be in city government, so this is a good way to remind the and elected officials of that," Dunegan said.

The resolution was voted on and passed with a 3-to-2 vote.

According to Dunegan all city vehicles, old and new, will have the quote added once a design is completed.

He said logistics like cost are still being discussed.

Some private donors have already contacted Dunegan offering to help with the cost.

Overall, the community response to the new addition has been positive.

"The majority of the comments is everyone is happy, they think it needs to be on there, we need to be patriotic and this is the time to do it and a great way to do it," Dunegan said.

The councilman said he has only received one negative comment so far, but he responded saying this is a nationally recognized motto.

"Our United States Congress passed in 1956 and President Eisenhower signed into law 'In God We Trust' as our national motto, and so I think it is as much a patriotic statement as it is a religious one," Dunegan said.

Other Region 8 cities have also added this quote to vehicles, including Cave City who added it to the police vehicles earlier this summer.

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