Happy Coast Guard Day and Katrina–the Movie “Paratus 14:50”

Today we celebrate Coast Guard Day. The Coast Guard can point to many achievements over its history, but for me, our greatest achievement was the Coast Guard’s response to Katrina. I was out of the service by then, but I watched the news reports and felt immense pride in being associated with the service.

Katrina was ten years ago this month and a documentary will be aired late this month on PBS stations in Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. The film is not a lavishly produced summer blockbuster, it is a student film, but was apparently a labor of love, the idea of a “Coast Guard brat.” You can learn more about the film and its genesis here and here.