It is the mission of the SDPHS to create programs that inspire youth and adults to learn and document the history of the beginning of WWII and the days that followed from people who experienced it and from their ancestors. Our programs help youth and adults to expand their skills in journalism pertaining to the history of WWII and the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. Our programs will teach about events leading up to and following the “Day of Infamy” through documentation and films recorded by military survivors, child survivors, and the descendants of survivors.
The concept of an organization for the descendants of Pearl Harbor survivors was presented on the floor of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association (PHSA) National Convention on December 6, 1965. A second proposal was introduced during the convention on December 6, 1970 and approved. The first chapter of the SDPHS was established as the Sunshine State Chapter 1 of St. Petersburg, Florida on December 6, 1972. The following year on October 20, 1973, the SDPHS became an independent nationwide organization, legally incorporated as a non-profit organization. Today the membership has grown to over 4,500 with members in all 50 states as well as in foreign countries and serving in the military.
To become a member, please see our membership page, here.