Have always in view, not only the present but the coming generations. The unborn of the future nation.

Dekanawidah  Iroquois


We must however, as individuals and as a fellowship, always be concerned with the structure of service of AA which protects and expands our way of life. For we continue to owe to the generations yet unborn a solemn obligation to insure that this way of life is available to them, as it has been to us.

We may not need a General Service Conference to insure our own recovery. But we need it to insure the recovery of the alcoholic who still stumbles in the darkness, seeking the light. We need it to insure the recovery of some unborn child, inexplicably destined to alcoholism. We need it to provide, in keeping with the Twelfth Step, a permanent haven for all alcoholics who in the ages ahead can find in A.A. that rebirth which brought its first members back to life.

Bernard Smith, Chairman   AA General Service Board 1951-1956


Creator let us remember the next generation.