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President Joe Biden and security walk from Marine One en route to a fundraiser in Kentfield on June 20. Photo courtesy of Schurig Center for Brain Injury Research

  The staff of Larkspur-based charity Schurig Center for Brain Injury Recovery were treated to a rare front row view of the arrival of President Joe Biden to Marin County on June 20. 

   Schurig Center granted access to their building and property to the Presidential Protective Division of the U.S. Secret Service as the security teams planned and conducted President Biden’s arrival and departure on the field behind Schurig Center on the College of Marin campus in the Ross Valley. Access to Schurig Center’s building played a critical role in the success of the security team’s mission as the building is located directly adjacent to the field where Marine One landed. Schurig Center’s staff watched from their building as the president arrived and departed on Marine One. They were even able to snap a few pictures in front of the presidential helicopter after the president headed to his engagement nearby in Marin. 

   “When we were approached by the Secret Service to support the safe arrival of President Biden, we were honored to participate,” said Patricia Gill, executive director of the Schurig Center. “The entire Secret Service team was extremely professional, kind and respectful in working with our team to ensure the president’s visit did not impact our ability to continue to provide our services as they completed their mission. We feel privileged to have been involved in this unique opportunity to support the team of dedicated security personnel who keep our president safe.”

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