There’s something truly unique, and definitely spiritual in going to Akron, seeing Dr. Bob’s house, gathering in the bedroom where Bill Wilson often slept while he was in Akron, and saying the Serenity Prayer with other AA stranger-friends. Equally impressive is the hundreds of motorcycles that line up in a motorcade to go to the burial site of Dr. Bob, gathering around the headstone and leaving a coin in remembrance and gratitude. You can also take a bus tour, going past the Seiberling mansion where Bill Wilson first met Dr. Bob. Not only is it an homage to the founders of a program that has saved the lives of millions from drunken oblivion, but gives those of us who are grateful for our sobriety the impetus to continue to carry this message to the alcoholic that still suffers, just as it was done in the 1934.
If you are interested in learning more about our Founders, I recommend Bill W. The Creative Force Behind AA brought to you by PBS. (AA in no way promotes this program and is not in any way responsible for its content.)
Founder’s Day is held yearly in early June in Akron, OH on the campus of the University of Akron. Not only is it affordable, it’s an investment in your sobriety. For more information on Akron Founders’ Day, click here.