HFD Mission Statement
2. To promote community interest in matters of National Defense by lending support to the programs of selected military reserve units in the area, including Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Marine Reserve, and Coast Guard, by encouraging maintenance of high standards of performance and contributing to the comfort and convenience of their members.
The Mission of this oganization shall be:
1. To perpetuate the memory of the First Defenders, those Soldiers of Pennsylvania whom, on 18 April 1861, were the first to reach Washington in answer to the call of President Lincoln to defend the Capitol.