Below we’ve included a transcript of Secretary of State John Kerry’s remarks at yesterday’s flag-raising ceremony at the U.S. Embassy in Havana. It’s worth the read:

SECRETARY KERRY: Please be seated, everybody. Thank you very, very much. Muchas gracias. Buenos dias. I’m so sorry that we are a little bit late today, but what a beautiful ride in and how wonderful to be here. And I thank you for leaving my future transportation out here in back of me. I love it. (Laughter.) Read the full report on CubaNow.us.