The concept of an organization for the offspring of Pearl Harbor survivors was first presented by members of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association (PHSA) at their national convention held in Clearwater, Florida on December 6, 1965. At that time, the idea was voted down primarily because there was disagreement among PHSA members present regarding whether the proposed organization should be a sons-only organization or one in which all offspring would be eligible for membership. A second proposal was introduced during the PHSA national convention held in New York City, New York on December 6, 1970. The second proposal was approved extending membership to all offspring.