Local Veteran Recognized by VFW #StillServing Campaign as Volunteer Webmaster
Brainerd resident Mark Persons’ dedication to country and community has earned him recognition in the national Veteran of Foreign Wars #StillServing campaign. The campaign honors veterans who continue to serve in their community after active duty. After his time in the Army, Mark joined VFW Post 1647 and in 2015, became its volunteer webmaster, completely redoing the Post’s website which provides a vital link between the local veteran community, the VA and essential information – including all about COVID-19 – as well as many other needs and activities in the community.
In COVID’s earliest days, Mark added a page to the https://www.brainerdvfw.org/ website with VA clinic COVID-19 information, even before Minnesota’s governor announced the closing of bars and restaurants. Today, the website touts veterans receiving the vaccination, as well as many other activities of the Post and its service to the community.
Mark’s dedicated service to the military and his community led him to be chosen as one of the few VFW #StillServing Heroes nationwide. VFW invites all veterans to submit their stories at vfw.org/stillserving.