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'Tis the Season to Remember Our Heritage

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'Tis the Season to Remember Our Heritage

The next time you reach your hand into your pocket and pull out some coins, take a minute to read what is inscribed on them. In doing so, you just might find the latin phrase “E Pluribus Unum.” That phrase, which means, “Out of many, we become one,” was once our country’s defacto motto. It represents the joining together of the original 13 colonies to form the United States.

The term “E Pluribus Unum,” remained the country’s motto until 1956. That’s when Congress declared the phrase, “In God We Trust,” the official slogan of the United States. Congress also ordered that the words “In God We Trust” appear on our currency. It didn’t take long for that to happen. The silver certificate, in 1957, was the first to display the phrase. The motto continues to be printed to this day.

In the Christmas movie classic “Miracle on 34th Street,” the term “In God We Trust” was made famous. Among other things, the film argues that what is most important and what IS real in this world are the virtues of generosity and the acts of kindness that we extend toward each other.  Viewers find the moral contingency of the film rests squarely on the notion of "faith."

While the term “E Pluribus Unum” is still around, it is common to hear it translated today as, “E Unum Pluribus,” which means “Out of one, we become many.” Much in the way that coins can serve as a reminder of unity and value, the Millis Transfer brand has come to symbolize a heritage that is strong and steadfast.

Founded by brothers Jake and Ray Millis, Millis Transfer is more than a group of dedicated drivers. We are a family. And thanks to the many who have joined our family throughout the years, we have become one of the best companies in the market. Our long standing tradition of “Getting It There” in a timely and professional manner continues year after year.

At Millis Transfer, we have faith that great things are in store. We believe in our drivers. We “believe” in you. It’s one of those things that distinguish us from the rest.

About Millis Transfer

Millis Transfer, Getting It There Since 1936, has an impressive service record earning dozens of “Carrier of the Year” awards. Headquartered in Black River Falls, Wis., Millis is also a Certified Top Pay Carrier with some of the best equipment on the road. Maintenance facilities and drop yards are strategically located throughout the company’s operating area. Its sister company, Millis Training Institute, offers five school locations that provide students with quality training in order to earn their CDL-A license. For more information, please visit, or call 1-800-937-0880.