In 1949, I was among the thousands privileged to witness one of history’s great affairs, that of linking together East and West, for I was in Japan. With the swiftness of our time, the issue to be faced was no longer who was right or who was wrong. But it was whether men of different minds, different beliefs, cultures, and colors, could live in peace together. I believe this generation can take pride in a unique experience. For we did not stumble, but set a purpose, where millions and millions of men moved into the arena of trust.