Monday, June 15, 2009

"A.A. faithful honor Smith at graveside"


"A.A. faithful honor Smith at graveside"
by the Beacon Journal staff


Article re the Mount Peach Cemetary ceremony honoring Dr Bob Smith, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, on June 10, 1935.
  • "Thousands attended a graveside tribute today to Dr. Bob Smith, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous."
  • "members of the organization placed their sobriety coins on the grave marker of the Akron physician"
  • "Each year, A.A. members converge on Akron in honor of Founders Day, which was observed this weekend."
  • "The weekend's events culminated with a motorcycle procession from the University of Akron to the cemetery, where Smith, who maintained his sobriety from the day A.A. was started until his death in 1950, and his wife, Annie, are buried."

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