We have all smoked out of this pipe of peace. It is your children's pipe and as the war is all over and the Great Spirit and Giver of Life, who has made the earth and everything therein, has brought us all together this day for our mutual good to promote the good works of peace.
The tremendous fact for every one of us is that we have discovered a common solution. We have a way out on which we can absolutely agree, upon which we can join in brotherly and harmonious action. This is the great news this book carries to those who suffer from alcoholism.
Big Book pg. 17
And finally, we of Alcoholics Anonymous believe that the principal of anonymity has an immense spiritual significance. It reminds us that we are to place principals before personalities; that we are actually to practice a genuine humility. This to the end that our great blessings may never spoil us; that we shall forever live in thankful contemplation of Him who presides over us all.
Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions pg. 192
Grandfather keep the people together.