The White House


June 16, 2003



I send greetings to the international community gathered in Antarctica as you celebrate Midwinter’s Day on June 21, 2003.

Since the signing of the Antarctic Treaty on December 1, 1959, scientists from around the globe have cooperated peacefully to push the outer bounds of human knowledge and understanding. By working together to study Antarctica and its interactions with the rest of the planet and to explore the darkness beyond our world, these brave individuals serve as shining examples of the promise and hope of mankind.

I commend the researchers for your commitment to discovery and innovation, and I encourage you to continue to use your God-given talents and genius to make the world better for all of us.

Laura joins me in sending our best wishes for a memorable celebration.


George W. Bush