New state license plate to feature saying "In God We Trust," raise money for veterans

APPLETON (AP) — The efforts of an Appleton man will allow Wisconsin drivers to affix "In God We Trust" license plates to their cars beginning next year.

The new plate was established Tuesday when David Hinds presented a $9,000 check to the state Department of Transportation for computer and design costs. The effort also required an act of the Legislature.

The optional license plate, which will raise money for local veterans, features an American flag in the background. Hinds gifted a $1,271 check to the Wisconsin Veterans Trust and addressed a crowd at an Appleton veterans post on Tuesday.

He began raising money for the plate in July 2011.

The Department of Transportation says the plates will be available after the first of the year.