From the September 1950 magazine.

We Come of Age

Cleveland July 28-30, 1950

ON AAs 15th Anniversary everybody knew that we had grown up. There couldn't be any doubt about it. Members, families and friends--seven thousand of them--spent three inspiring, almost awesome days with our good hosts at Cleveland.

The theme song of our Conference was gratitude; its keynote was the sure realization that we are now welded as one, the world over. As never before, we dedicated ourselves to the single purpose of carrying good news of AA to those millions who still don't know. And, as we affirmed the Tradition of Alcoholics Anonymous, we asked that we might remain in perfect unity under the Grace of God for so long as he may need us.

-- Bill W.

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