Putting God Back Into Our Schools

Last week, Patriot Mobile donated “In God We Trust” framed posters to Southlake Carroll Independent School District (ISD) (in Texas) for all school campuses.

Scott Coburn, Patriot Mobile’s Chief Marketing Officer, presented the beautiful, framed posters at the Carroll ISD School Board meeting, joined by several Patriot Mobile employees who also live in the city of Southlake.

Patriot Mobile CMO, Scott Coburn, speaks at Southlake Carroll ISD meeting

“Patriot Mobile is honored to donate these posters to CISD, and we are very excited to see them amongst all of our schools,” said Coburn, an 18-year resident of the city.

Patriot Mobile with Southlake Carroll ISD Board of Trustees

“In God We Trust” is America’s official motto. It’s on our coins and bills, and on many government buildings. And soon, you may see our national motto displayed in schools all across Texas.

That’s because, in 2021, Texas joined a growing number of states in passing “Display of National Motto” bills into law. Texas Senate Bill 797 requires public K-12 schools and higher education institutions to display the motto in a conspicuous place if a poster or framed copy of the motto is donated, or private funds are given for such purposes.

The bill had overwhelming support in the State Senate, passing unanimously, before passing the House by a vote of 106 to 35. “The national motto, In God We Trust, asserts our collective trust in a sovereign God,” said Texas State Senator Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola, who authored the bill. “As the author of the In God We Trust Act, I am encouraged to see groups like Patriot Mobile coming forward to donate these framed prints to remind future generations of Texans of our national motto.”

In August alone, Patriot Mobile donated over 200 framed posters to many schools in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. And we are just getting started!

While our nation’s motto was signed into law in 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the recent movement to require its display began in Arkansas when its state legislature adopted the “In God We Trust” Display Act in 2017. The American History and Heritage Foundation, founded by Arkansas State Senator Jason Rapert, has worked hard to facilitate getting these posters printed, framed, and hung in public schools. Hobby Lobby has graciously helped to provide frames at a discounted cost through the foundation. Since then, other states, including Texas, have followed suit with similar laws.

“We’ve produced now over 30,000 of these posters that have been displayed in public schools and in public buildings, and distributed primarily in the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Alabama, Texas, and Kansas,” said Jason Rapert. “We are delighted to help people all over the nation who want to donate and display our national motto posters.”

Glenn Story, Patriot Mobile CEO, & Jenny Story, COO, with Jason Rapert, AR State Senator, & Lori Rapert

“We’re proud of corporations like Patriot Mobile who are taking up the cause for God and country!” said Rapert. “We also want to thank Hobby Lobby for partnering with us to help make frames available to people in states that are participating in this effort.”

Visit American History and Heritage Foundation for more information on how you can donate these framed posters to your school or district if your state has adopted a similar law. If your state hasn’t adopted this law yet, visit National Association of Christian Lawmakers for the model National Motto Display Act to give to your state legislators and encourage them to introduce and pass it in the state legislature.

We’ve received a lot of local and national media coverage this past week over our donation of “In God We Trust” signs. Yesterday morning, Leigh Wambsganss, Patriot Mobile’s VP of Government and Public Affairs was interviewed on Fox and Friends to talk about why we took this opportunity to get involved in providing these posters to our public schools.

Patriot Mobile’s mission is to passionately defend our God-given, Constitutional rights and freedoms, and to glorify God always. We are proud to be part of the movement to bring God back into our public schools!

“As a Southlake resident, taxpayer, and parent in Carroll ISD, we would like to thank Patriot Mobile for the amazing In God We Trust signs presented to our district last night. What an incredible donation that was and now we have the opportunity to display our nation’s motto at all of our campuses. Thank you again for this donation. Please keep up the great work you all are doing!”

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