“Finest Hours” Inspires Coast Guard Academy Students

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The Day: When speaking at Bernie Webber’s funeral in Wellfleet, Mass., in 2009, retired U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said “Bernie’s genius was creating the art of the possible where none existed.”

“That’s what we expect leaders of character to do,” Allen said in an interview at the Garde Arts Center Thursday night [Jan. 28] before giving a leadership address to Coast Guard Academy corps of cadets and members of the Officer Candidate School.

Read more about the Coast Guard Academy students who were inspired by the new film “The Finest Hours.”