Members of the Livingston Parish Council on Feb. 12 adopted a resolution supporting the display of the national motto “In God We Trust” in the main entrance alcove of the parish courthouse.

In the resolution, parish officials cited that the slogan became the United States national motto on July 30, 1956, shortly after the U.S. led the world through the trauma of World War II, and the words have been used on U.S. currency since 1864.

Council members said the slogan also appears above the entrance to the Senate Chamber as well as above the speaker’s dais in the House of Representatives.

“In both war and peace, these words have been a profound source of strength and guidance to many generations of Americans,” the resolution states.

Hearings in the new courthouse started in January, while some offices, such as the Clerk of Court’s Office, opened in December.