The Sons and Daughters of Pearl Harbor Survivors is a tax exempt 501(c)3 organization. We accept donations to our Memorial, Scholarship, and General Funds. No contributions pay for salaries of National Officers, District Directors, of State Chairs. All work performed on behalf of the organization is strictly voluntary.
December 7, 2022, marks the 81st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. As we approach the anniversary, it calls to mind those heroes who have passed their values and their spirit on to us. It is our responsibility to keep alive the memory of military personnel who perished or persevered during the attack on Pearl Harbor and other Oahu installations on December 7, 1941.
As you consider donations for the year, we are asking you to support our mission to further the legacy of those who fought and died as a result of the attack on Pearl Harbor, island of Oahu, territory of Hawaii and surrounding areas with a contribution to our Memorial Fund, Scholarship Fund, or General Fund. No amount is too small or too large.
The Memorial Fund pays for the placement of monuments, benches, plaques, and bricks at local, state, and National Cemeteries as well as National Museums. The locations of these memorials are selected by the SDPHS Executive Board when funds are available. In 2008, SDPHS purchased and placed a plaque at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii. In 2018, the Executive Board purchased a brick with the inscription “Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, Lest We Forget” to be placed in the sidewalk surrounding the National WWII Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The Scholarship Fund was established in 2012 to provide a $1,000 award biennially to an outstanding student attending or planning to attend college or a vocational school. The student must be a member of SDPHS and answer three essay questions that demonstrate a willingness to accomplish the objectives of the SDPHS. Those objectives are to (1) keep alive the memory of our survivor parents who perished or persevered during the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941; (2) to share the Pearl Harbor story with future generations; and (3) to preserve and strengthen comradeship among SDPHS members.
The General Fund pays for general expenses to include publication and mailing of the newsletter Offspring, new Chapter startups, website support, trademark renewal, stamps and office supplies, convention planning, support of a library of books and diaries of survivor stories, and memorial wreaths placed at Arlington Cemetery on Memorial Day and wreaths placed at the USS Arizona Memorial, USS Oklahoma Memorial, USS Utah Memorial, and Hickam Field on December 7.
Donations and dues are to be mailed to the following address:
SDPHS National Treasurer
7846 Hastings Street
Jacksonville, FL 32220