HONOLULU — The Pearl Harbor Survivors Association will continue for at least a while longer.
Association President Art Herriford said Monday that about 100 members decided against disbanding. The group met in Waikiki a day before the Pearl Harbor anniversary.
The 88-year-old Herriford says old age makes it difficult for members to organize their biennial meetings and handle other duties, but they “don’t want to throw in the towel right away.”
The association instead plans to shrink a little, so it will have four district directors around the country instead of eight.
The group had about 18,000 members when it formed in 1958. It now has 3,000.
Editor’s Note: Several stories I found online used the phrase “day of infamy,” referencing President Franklin Roosevelt’s speech to Congress about the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. The correct phrase is “day in infamy.”