It ends with:
I would like to thank the Friends of the Monument again for their continued diligence and perseverance in helping to make the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument (MTMNM) a reality. Without strong community support and work, as you have shown in these past years, the MTMNM would never have been created.Happy Earth Day, indeed!
Jane Lubchenco, Ph.D.
Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere