In 2011, members of the PHSA voted to disband their organization due to advanced age and declining health. In 2012, the SDPHS held their first national convention in San Diego, California honoring the Pearl Harbor survivors on the 71st Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. A memorial service was held the morning of December 7 aboard the USS Midway. At the evening banquet, Mal Middlesworth, past 2010 PHSA Vice President, served as guest speaker along with CDR Michael J. Harris the commanding officer of the USS Pearl Harbor.