From the July 1945 magazine.

Where the A.A. Beacon Was Lit

Akron, "the hill where the A.A. beacon was first lit," was a mecca for approximately 400 other A.A.s on the same evening (June 10) that the anniversary meeting in Cleveland was drawing to a close.

The occasion was the Founders' Day Dinner, held at the Hotel Mayflower, and the group of speakers included those who helped to light the beacon. Bill W. and Dr. Bob, hurrying over from the Cleveland meeting, spoke, as did Bill D., of Akron, who was a part of that A.A. nucleus. Other speakers were Jake H., one of the organizers of the Pittsburgh group; and Earl T., of Chicago. Joe P., of Akron, was toastmaster and Wally G., also of Akron, was chairman of the dinner committee.

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