“Britain will have to play her full part as a member of the European family.”
& Sir Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, former U.K. Prime Minister and Founder of
the United Europe Movement
Brexit Rattles Investors’ Nerves
Question: whose official motto is “E Pluribus Unum”? If you answered ‘the United States’, you guessed wrong. It actually is the motto of Portugal’s soccer club Sport Lisboa e Benfica.
“E Pluribus Unum” – Latin for out of many, one – was adopted by the Founding Fathers on June 20, 1782 as part of the Great Seal of the United States under the Articles of Confederation. The Great Seal depicts a bald eagle grasping a ribbon streaming from its beak, inscribed with “E Pluribus Unum” – a reference to the integration of the thirteen founding states. Since 1796, that insignia has been inscribed on most of the federal coinage and currency. However, “E Pluribus Unum” never received congressional recognition as the nation’s official motto. The official national motto was adapted in 1956 as “In God