That the purpose of this Corporation shall be fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable, and educational: to preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members; to assist worthy comrades; to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead; and to assist their widows and orphans; to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States of America, and fidelity to its Constitution and laws; to foster true patriotism; to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, and to preserve and defend the United States from all her enemies.
The Post was named to honor the memory of John A. Harley and James H .Helfrich. These young men were the first fallen soldiers from Crestline during World War II. John Harley served in the Navy as a pharmacist's mate. He was killed in a naval battle of Guadalcanal in 1942. James Helfrich was in the Army. He survived the surrender of Bataan and the infamous death march that followed He died in a Manchurian prisoner of war camp in 1942