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Chesapeake City Council to vote on displaying ‘In God We Trust’ at City Hall

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Posted at 8:12 AM, Oct 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-25 08:53:20-04
WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 8:  The Speaker's rostrum in the U.S. House of Representatives chamber is seen December 8, 2008 in Washington, DC. Members of the media were allowed access to film and photograph the room for the first time in six years.  (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON – DECEMBER 8: The Speaker’s rostrum in the U.S. House of Representatives chamber. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Chesapeake City Council will vote Tuesday night on whether to allow the motto ‘In God We Trust’ to be displayed in the City Council Chambers and in Chesapeake City Hall.

The request was made by City Councilwoman Suzy Kelly.

If the resolution is approved, the motto will be “permanently and prominently displayed in the City Council Chambers or other prominent location at City Hall.”

‘In God We Trust’ was adopted as the national motto of the United States on July 30, 1956 and has been used on United States currency since 1864. It currently appears above the entrance to the Senate Chamber, as well as above the Speaker’s dais in the House of Representatives.