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Pearl Harbor survivors group: We will disband

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By AUDREY McAVOY
Associated Press

PEARL HARBOR, HI (AP) -- An association of Pearl Harbor survivors founded in 1958 has announced they will be disbanding at the end of the month.

Pearl Harbor Survivors Association President William Muehleib made the announcement during a speech Wednesday commemorating the 70th anniversary of the bombing. He cited the age and poor health of remaining members. He thanked the executive board for its courage in reaching the decision.

The announcement comes as about 120 survivors of the bombing of Pearl Harbor observed a moment of silence to commemorate the Japanese attack and the thousands who lost their lives on Dec. 7, 1941.

The moment of silence came just before 8 a.m., when the first Japanese planes launched their attack.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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While I understand, this is

While I understand, this is sad to see. I hope that another organization starts...something along the lines of Families of Pearl Harbor Survivors. When groups like this disband, unfortunately, their legacy, their memory fades until Pearl Harbor is merely am obscure date in history. Like I said, while I do understand the organization succumbing to the realities of life..many are passing on, or their health doesn't enable them to travel...it is still sad to see.

An obscure date in history?

Do you mean like 9/11? The first bombing of the Twin Towers? The bombing of the USS Cole?
You have to remember that the Pearl Harbor survivors group was started in the day when our country actually had some unity and people stuck together to thwart the evils that faced our freedom.

It isn't like that anymore. America is about a mish-mash of individuals that only care about themselves and whatever benign cause that may be able to stuff their pockets. Even after repeated, successfull attempts to blow holes through the very freedoms we should be proud of, we still totally neglect our borders, the geometric influx of illegals and are doing NOTHING to prevent further and expected attacks from the fundamentalist Muslims that are hell bent on destroying us and what we stand for. We can profile a grandma for a strip search in the airport, but don't think about doing that to a middle-easterner with shifty eyes and lumpy underwear.

Patriotism in this country, with the exception of the the brave men and women that continue to protect us and our freedoms, is a complete joke and a total embarrassment to those Pearl Harbor survivors. They don't make them like that anymore and our country or our government doesn't even support those that try.