SAN DIEGO – The commanding officer of the dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) administered the oath of office to four executive board members of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association (PHSA), Carnation Chapter 3, during a ceremony in San Diego, Nov. 16.
Cmdr. Karrey D. Sanders swore in the four executive board members during their November monthly chapter at the Veterans Museum and Memorial Center in Balboa Park.
The newly elected officials commence their 2015 term on Dec. 8, one day after the annual observance of Pearl Harbor Day.
The chapter meeting and installation ceremony included a hearty Thanksgiving luncheon which was attended by more than 50 PHSA members, family members and friends.
Retired Navy Capt. Jack Evans relieved Mr. Stu Hedley as the president of the chapter. Hedley then was sworn in as vice president. The other two executive board members who were sworn in included Kathie Perdue as secretary and Nancy Evans as the district director and trustee.
“I would like to thank Stu for having led this historic association with honor and dignity, and for steering a course that ensured all were proud to have served under his command,” said Sanders. “Jack, I’m sure you’ll continue to uphold the legacy and tradition this association has edged in the annals of history, especially with Nancy by your side.”
The crew of Pearl Harbor has a longstanding relationship with the San Diego PHSA. Their involvement and continued support of the ship’s crew inspires all crew members. The PHSA sends monthly chapter newsletters, attends ceremonies and events, and interacts with Pearl Harbor Sailors on a routine basis.
The survivors and their families represent the fighting spirit of the Navy. With the 2015 officials in place, the PHSA is ready to continue their mission and their support of today’s service members.