POSTED: 3:10 p.m. HST, Dec 6, 2010
The Pearl Harbor Survivors Association will continue for at least a while longer.
Association President Art Herriford today said about 100 members decided against disbanding. The group met in Waikiki a day before the Pearl Harbor anniversary.
Herriford says old age makes it difficult for members to organize their biennial meetings and handle other duties.
But the 88-year-old says members "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 association had about 18,000 members when it formed in 1958. It now has 3,000.