Towards the end of 1963 the Smiley Face was created and he knew
throughout the world that people would make great use of it.
It was praised by all females and children for being epretty'
and ecute'. For the Vietnam War many young people supported
it as the mark to oppose war. At that time the young Americans
on the battlefield as well as those young Americans chanting
their opposition to the war both accepted the mark. This kind
of mark and design will by no means die out as the nearly 50
years of history and culture after the war support the importance
of its existence. When one thinks of all this, we could not
have imagined that one person's creation could have such an
influence on the people throughout the world.
On 12 April 2001 the vibrant and active 78 year old who founded
the Smiley Face passed away, however he will become another
everlasting person, a legend and possibly throughout the entire
world the day he departed, will become a day to remember. The
whole world including Japanese people are encouraged by his
creation of the Smiley Face and his everlasting desire for there
to be peace.
In 2001, his son, Mr. Charles Ball as the main person in collaboration
with the American Government Union, Massachusetts State and
Wooster City established the eHarvey Ball World Smile Group'.
It is his hope that it will be active throughout the world in
everyday life. Japanese people too should be encouraged to remember
the Smiley Face on their path through life.