MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Location: file:///C:/2B49C636/pres_midwinters2006.htm Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/html; charset="us-ascii" THE WHITE HOUSE

 

THE WHITE HOUSE=

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WASHINGTON

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June 9, 200= 6

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I send greetings to = those celebrating Midwinter’s Day in Antarctica on June 21, 2006.

 

Scientific research = is vital to society and is redefining the future of our global community.  Since the signing of the Antarctic Treaty in 1959, Antarctica has been a pl= ace where researchers and innovators push the frontiers of knowledge and enhance our understanding of the world around us.&= nbsp; This occasion is an opportunity to celebrate the exchange of ideas a= nd cooperation among nations.

 

I appreciate all tho= se who contribute to progress and innovation in the Antarctic.  Your efforts reflect the spirit of discovery and optimism and encourage us all to continue exploring new frontiers.

 

Laura and I send our= best wishes.

 

 

George W. Bush