October 2018

Page A49 OCTOBER 2018 FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY NEWS S ec t i on A FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY NEWS PO Box 5159, Youngstown, OH 44514 1-800-321-7479 www.nomispublications.com 2018 CONVENTION PREVIEW SALT LAKE CITY October 14 – 17 There’s More than Meets The Eye at the 2018 NFDA International Convention & Expo Former First Lady of the United States Laura Bush and former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani will give the keynote addresses during the National Fu- neral Directors Association’s (NFDA) 2018 International Convention & Expo, October 14-17 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Beyond the big-name speakers, there’s so much more to experience during the world’s largest gathering of funeral pro- fessionals. NFDA’s Convention offers a remarkable experience during which fu- neral professionals can connect, get inspired and rejuvenate – returning to their funeral home invigorated and ready to exceed the expectations of their families. For Mrs. Bush, First Lady of the United States (2001-2009), public service is a way of life. As a teach- er and school librarian, she inspired children on a daily basis, recogniz- ing the critical role education plays in laying a foundation for success. As First Lady, she continued to pursue her passion by advocat- ing the importance of lit- eracy and education to advance opportunity for America’s young peo- ple and to foster fami- lies and communities. Join us as Mrs. Bush discusses her time as First Lady of the United States, her reflections on 9/11, her passion for education and the work of the George W. Bush Institute, which she and her husband, President George W. Bush founded after leaving the White House. She’ll also share insights with NFDA Pres- ident Ken Cahall during a brief, on- stage conversation following her key- note address. As chair of the Bush Institute’s Wom- en’s initiative, Mrs. Bush promotes access to education, healthcare and eco- nomic opportunity for women and girls around the world. The Wom- en’s Initiative programs are preparing and em- powering the next gen- eration of women lead- ers in North Africa and the Middle East, work- ing to ensure the ex- pansion and protection of women’s rights in Af- ghanistan, and engaging and sup- porting First Ladies from around the world to effectively use their unique platforms to advance issues for wom- en and girls in their countries. General Session, Monday, October 15, 9:45-11:45 a.m. Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States General Session, Wednesday, October 17, 12:45-2:00 p.m. Celebrated by many as “Mayor of the World,” Rudy Giuliani provides a resolute voice in tackling the tough- est domestic and inter- national issues of our time—from long-stand- ing global conflicts to ter- rorism and the new real- ity of cyber warfare to the future of health care reform and immigration to political leadership and insights on future elections. Acclaimed as one of the most effec- tive chief executives in modern American histo- ry for his leadership and bravery dur- ing 9-11, Giuliani was named TIME magazine’s Person of the Year, was given an honorary knighthood by the Queen of England and was award- ed the Ronald Reagan Presidential Freedom Award. Never one to shy away from a battle, Giuliani almost single-handedly took on organized and white- collar crime in New York with a remarkable re- cord of 4,000 convic- tions—one that very few attorneys can match. Ushering in a new era of fiscal responsibility and broad-based growth, he turned an inherited $2.3 billion budget deficit into a multi- billion-dollar surplus and added a re- cord 450,000 new private sector jobs. Rudy Giuliani, 107 th Mayor of New York City 800 . 82 7 . 5 1 5 1 www.me s s eng e r s t a t i one r y. com Promo Code 9015 JOIN US IN BOOTH 2229 FOR OUR NEWEST ART REVEAL! JOIN US IN THE BEEHIVE STATE NFDA 2018 BOOTHS 2229, 2227, 1951 DON’T SETTLE FOR GOOD