Dedication ceremonies of the hulking Hercules transport plane that would be named "City of Christchurch" when the strings on the bunting are pulled. I am at the lecturn; seated from left to right is Mr. Josiah Beeman, US ambassador to New Zealand, Mrs. Vicki Buck, Mayor of Christchurch, New Zealand, and Dr. Neal Sullivan, Director of the Office of Polar Programs, NSF.

Here are my dedication remarks:

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