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Louisiana State Motto
"Union, Justice, Confidence"
Adopted on April 30, 1902
Focus: Justice and Union vs. State
It's not known how the motto was determined, but Governor Heard considered these three words to be most important aspects of statehood. The meaning behind the motto may be recognized in the official State Pledge of Allegiance, adopted in 1981 and recorded in the Louisiana Revised Statutes.
The Louisiana Revised Statutes specify that the Governor of the State of Louisiana shall determine the design of the official state seal. In 1902, in order to standardize a design for the seal, Governor William Wright Heard instructed the Secretary of State to use a seal described as:
The description of the seal included the motto, Union, Justice, Confidence. This seal was adopted on April
These state have mottos that reference the union:
State Pledge of Allegiance, adopted in 1981 and recorded in the Louisiana Revised Statutes.
2012 Louisiana Law Revised Statutes
TITLE 49 — State administration
Mottos of the States
State motto is a word, phrase, or sentence inscribed on or attached to a coin, building, or other object. The motto states an important idea for a group of people within the state.
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