Eleven men who survived the attack founded the group and had the first reunion on December 7, 1958. Along with meetings and memorial services, the group travels to schools to present their experience to children and stress the importance of keeping the US strong, so nothing like this occurs again. The group’s motto is “Remember Pearl Harbor – Keep America Alert.”
The group is down to 9,000 members, most in their eighties. When there are no survivors remaining, the group’s assets will be turned over to the Sons and Daughters of Pearl Harbor Survivors, comprised of children of veterans stationed at Pearl Harbor.