Sheriff Julian Whittington in spite of the threat of legal action by the ACLU, and the loss of some federal funding, is undeterred and more determined than ever to do it his way. The second annual event will use not federal money, however it will take place on Bossier Parish property.

The Sheriff told The Shreveport TImes  “Not only am I elected to serve the people of Bossier Parish, but I live here and my family lives here. I think Bossier Parish is a better place with Christianity and Christian values involved in it. I am an elected official. I’m also a citizen here. I think this is what’s best for us. I don’t work for anybody in Washington.

What they do, what they say, I couldn’t really care less,” Whittington said. “We’re No. 1 in a lot of areas. The fastest growing parish north of I-10, a safe community, great schools, good government. Frankly, we know how to operate and what to do.”

The “In God We Trust" rally happens Friday July 4th from 1pm-4pm, with food and drinks, music, activities for kids, and a tribute to Bossier Posse members who served in World War II and Young Marine success stories. For more information 747-8600.