The Dansville Online
  • Community Leader Profile : Kevin Mark

  • Get to know Wayland American Legion's commander.

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    In three sentences, can you tell us how you became involved with the American Legion?
    The same year I joined the Legion I joined the honor guard. I wanted to help. I wanted to be part of something good and something ever-present in Wayland. Also, veterens recognition past, present, future, so many people forget why we are free!
    What do you like most about volunteering at the Legion?
    Helping the community. That’s what we are here for. It’s hard to please everyone or get everything done, but we try.
    What advice do you have for someone who wants to join the military?
    First, thanks for going. Only one percent of Americans go in now. Second, get with good people when you’re in. They will take care of you. Third, enjoy it. The friends you have in there are different than the ones you have at home.
    More about Kevin Mark
    Age 43
    Occupation Farmer/forrester
    Hometown Perkinsville
    Family Two boys – one in the Army and one who leaves July 16 for the Army.
    Hobbies American Legion – sixth year as commander; Wayland Football Booster; Hometown Animal Rescue Program; Wayland Legion Honor Guard.
    Introduce yourself Would you or someone you know like to be profiled? Contact lesbowen@dansvilleonline.com.