"In God We Trust" Posters Nearly Ready For Coast Classrooms

Posters proclaiming the U.S. motto, "In God We Trust," should be in most coast classrooms by the end of the month.

On Saturday, about 30 volunteers met at Michael Memorial Baptist Church and worked in teams to get those posters framed. The Mississippi legislature passed the law earlier this year , which requires the posters to be placed in every classroom.

There are 1700 classrooms in the Harrison County School District alone and the volunteers have committed to getting a poster ready for each of them.

"Our country was founded on God and godly principles and I think that we've kind of forgotten that and I think we need to get back to that," said Marla Webb, one of the volunteers.

"I just think it's important we put the posters up because everybody needs to know that--'In God We Trust'," said Gulfport student Matt Safley. "We really do."

Organizers expect that all of the coast schools will have the posters when classes begin in August. At that time, volunteers from the coast may assist school districts in north Mississippi that don't have the funds yet to purchase the posters and frames.