Saturday, September 25, 2010

Saturday Symbol: A.A. or Alcoholics Anonymous

The triangle in a circle design was used by Alcoholics Anonymous as a logo on their literature for many years, but the use of this logo came into controversy in the late 1980s and was stopped soon after.  Bute use of this symbol has not been exclusive to AA.

 These are A.A. medalians or coins inlaid into a person headstone. The first on is the front side, designed with the year of the corresponding birthday/anniversary and the triangle with the words UNITY, SERVICE, and RECOVERY around it. This coin signifies 7 years sober. The second is the back.
God, grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.
Is inscribed on it.

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