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What Makes You A Patriot
by Ben Domenech
What makes you a patriot? There are so many things on the 4th of July that inspire us – today, we asked our contributors to share the odd little found elements of patriotic flavor which extend into our lives from surprising sources and inspire us on a day to day basis. Here are just a few, and we encourage you to share your own.
Official National Motto of the United States
In 1956 the President approved a Joint Resolution of the 84th Congress declaring "In God We Trust" as the official national motto of the United States of America. Each of the 50 United States also has an official motto (all state mottos).
Most Americans are only familiar with the first verse of Francis Scott Key's 1814 poem "The Star Spangled Banner," but the fourth verse includes: "And this be our motto: In God is our trust."