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Last week some of our staff members had the great experience of witnessing the arrival of the William Blake Marston Trident Tour at its final destination of Dam Neck Naval Station. Mark Giardin completed this 29 day bicycle tour from Coronado Beach, CA to Virginia Beach to honor the life of his friend Blake Marston, a decorated Navy SEAL. Mark Giardin wanted to keep his friend’s spirit alive by spreading the story of his life, while also raising money for Blake’s favorite charity: The 31Heroes Project.

Jason Fernandez, Executive Director of The 31Heroes Project, met Mark Giardin in Emporia, VA and rode alongside him for the rest of his journey. After arriving in Suffolk, Sam Mostue joined them for the rest of the trip to Virginia Beach.

 

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From left: Jason Fernandez, Executive Director of The 31Heroes Project, Mark Giardin, and Sam Mostue after the journey’s end

Mark, we admire the love and dedication you have for your fallen comrade. Congratulations on completing such an amazing journey.