Our first guest is Ed Sandrick, Director of the Veterans Channel, Humana discusses: IT’S TIME TO EVALUATE YOUR HEALTH CARE OPTIONS, Medicare Annual Election Period Has Begun; Setting the Record Straight About Common Medicare Misperceptions Impacting Veterans. Ed Sandrick is the director of the Veteran Channel, Humana Strategic Alliances, and has been with Humana for 17 years. Ed is also the point person for Humana’s national veteran service organization partners, The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and American Veterans (AMVETS). Ed leads a team that is focused on developing and implementing Veteran outreach activities at the state and local level, primarily with and through Humana’s Retail organization. For more information please visit: www.humana-Medicare.com and www.Medicare.gov
Our next guest is U.S. Army veteran Brett P. Reistad whom was elected the 100th National Commander of The American Legion during the organization’s 100th National Convention on August 30, 2018. A retired lieutenant with the Fairfax County (Va.) Police Department, Reistad was a U.S. Army infantryman from 1974 to 1978 and served with the Presidential Salute Battery of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) at historic Fort Myer, Va. He participated in the Inaugural ceremony for President Carter and other high-profile events. A member of American Legion Post 270 in McLean, Va., he will lead the nation’s largest veteran’s organization through its centennial. The American Legion was founded in March 1919 by a group of American World War I veterans in Paris, France.
“Veteran’s Day is always a time to celebrate the sacrifice and service of those who have defended America since our nation’s founding,” Reistad said. “Veterans Day 2018 is particularly significant because it marks 100 years since the signing of an armistice, one that ended a horrific war that was unprecedented in prior world history. Unfortunately, it was not the ‘war to end all wars’ as people had hoped. But from that war came an organization that was founded on the four pillars of a strong nation. For more information go to: www.legion.org
Our next guest is Renowned Actor Hugh Bonneville –This December, Tony Award-winning actress Sutton Foster and renowned actor Hugh Bonneville of “Downton Abbey” on Masterpiece will star as guest musical artist and narrator, respectively, in the beloved annual holiday television special “Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir” on PBS and BYU TV. “Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir” is a storied tradition that dates back decades. Foster and Bonneville join a rich roster of guests that has traveled to Salt Lake City over the years to star in the phenomenon. Gladys Knight, Angela Lansbury, Bryn Terfel, Audra McDonald, Renée Fleming, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Natalie Cole, David Archuleta, Deborah Voigt, Santino Fontana, Laura Osnes and Rolando Villazón, among others, have performed as musical guest artists. And Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough, Hollywood star John Rhys-Davies (“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy), Emmy and Golden Globe winner Jane Seymour (“Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman”), legendary broadcaster Walter Cronkite and the Muppets® from “Sesame Street” have served as narrators. This is the 15th consecutive year a 60-minute version of the programs will air on PBS stations. The annual program is a culmination of over 170 years of musical excellence by the iconic Choir. Founded in August 1847 by a small group of frontier settlers just 29 days after arriving in the Salt Lake Valley, the Choir has evolved into a world-recognized, Grammy award-winning musical organization that is unparalleled in its size, history, reach and versatility. The special has been the top-viewed holiday program on PBS nearly every year for the past 14 years. BYU TV, a nationwide family entertainment network that produces the broadcast and co-presents it to millions of viewers worldwide alongside WGBH will air the full 90-minute version at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, Dec. 20.
Our next guest is Sally Morrison is the, CMO of Lightbox Jewelry. She will discuss Lab-Grown Diamonds, why they are Real, and They’re Spectacular. The technology behind lab-grown diamonds makes prices accessible for consumers. Think about moments…not milestones. Sally is one of the jewelry industry’s most seasoned marketers, responsible for leading iconic campaigns from major players such as Gemfields, the Diamond Producer’s Association, World Gold Council and De Beers Group. She brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding to her role as head of marketing at Lightbox where she oversees overall brand development along with advertising, public relations, social media and event activations. Sally serves on a number of industry boards, including the Diamond Empowerment Fund and Jewelers for Children. She was educated at Wadham College, Oxford and currently resides near New York City.
Lightbox is an innovative new company offering consumers fashion jewelry featuring high quality, pink, white, and blue laboratory-grown diamonds at transparent and accessible prices. Lightbox is the only brand that sources lab-grown diamonds from Element Six, the world’s leading lab-grown diamond producer, based in Oxford, England, and built on more than 50 years of ground-breaking innovation. Learn more about Lightbox at www.lightboxjewelry.com.
Our last guest is Amanda Norcross with Airfare Watchdog. Ms. Norcross will reveal key findings about Thanksgiving week and Holiday Travel, in conjunction with Mucinex, featuring the outlet’s Thanksgiving & weekend travel forecast, popular destinations and the biggest concerns for Thanksgiving travelers and how to stay healthy during your travel. According to the new survey, Thanksgiving dinner and family gatherings are the top two holiday activities people would have FOMO about if they had to miss them – and 67% worry about getting sick from others while traveling for the holidays.
Amanda Norcross: Amanda Norcross has been a digital editor and writer for nearly 10 years, with a passion for travel even longer. Amanda enjoys discovering new destinations and sharing her experiences with parents who are looking to plan the most memorable family vacations. Amanda is also the editorial director for the popular family travel site, Family Vacation Critic, overseeing all content from pitch to publication. For more information go to https://www.airfarewatchdog.com