Scenes from Pearl Harbor Day's 70th anniversary ceremonies on Oahuby: Maureen O'Connell
posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 at 12:24 PM
Following a “Pass-in Review,” conducted by the USS Chung Hoon (pictured, above), the national president of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association stood for a “return salute,” which was likely the group’s last at a Pearl Harbor Day anniversary event.
Founded in 1958 with 28,000 members of the military who had been on Oahu the morning of the attack, the association’s membership had dropped to 2,700 earlier this year. Citing the passing of members and declining health among those who are now either approaching 90 years old or are older, the association’s board has voted to fold the group.
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