CHARITABLE EFFORTS BENEFIT COMMUNITY
Annual Tribute to Scientology Founder
L. Ron Hubbard - 1997
~ Part 1 ~
Thousands in attendance as Master of Ceremonies for the evening, Mr. David Miscavige spoke on the impact of social betterment activities by Scientologists
Taking stock of a man’s life and accomplishments can be a difficult task. But L. Ron Hubbard may have pinpointed the best criteria himself when he wrote that, “The only tests of a life well lived are: Did he do what he intended? and Were people glad he lived?”
And on those two tests, millions in more than 115 countries can attest that Mr. Hubbard passed—with flying colors.
So it is no surprise that the annual celebration of his birthday now routinely draws far more attendees than major awards shows like the Academy Awards in Los Angeles or New York. 1997 was no exception. In fact, record numbers gathered at the Church of Scientology’s UK headquarters outside East Grinstead on March 21 to join in this year’s enlightening evening—relayed by satellite from the Church’s international spiritual retreat in Clearwater, Florida.
The high-spirited proceedings provided an overview of a year of achievements in the Scientology religion and by its members, never before available insight into the life of Mr. Hubbard and a sense of what lies ahead.
To read the full tribute given by Mr. David Miscavige, see the L. Ron Hubbard Tribute web site