During his 2014 State of the State Address, Gov. Phil Bryant called on lawmakers to add the national motto “In God We Trust” to the Great Seal of the State of Mississippi. The language making the changes is included in Senate Bill 2681, which takes effect today.
“In my State of the State Address, I called on the Legislature to add the simple yet profound words ‘In God We Trust’ to Mississippi’s state seal. These words should strengthen our resolve and give us the courage to stand for our principles in our state. I am very proud to see them added to our seal.”
Gov. Bryant called on Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann to coordinate execution of the design of the new seal. The Cirlot Agency developed the new seal graphics free of charge.