The forgotten heroes of Katrina
August 29, 2008
We are more compassionate than a government that … sits on its hands while a major American city drowns before our eyes.
This is a variation on the oft-used statement that the federal government “did nothing”. On my good days the statement annoys me and on other days it angers me. You see, there was this little group that’s part of the Department of Homeland Security that did a little something. They did not let a city drown, they rescued more than 30,000 people. The United States Coast Guard deserves better.