The New York nurse who was the first in the US to receive the COVID-19 vaccine will be featured during President-elect Joe Biden’s Inauguration Day programing.
Sandra Lindsay, an ICU nurse at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Queens, is among several “everyday Americans” set to be highlighted in a prime-time TV special on Jan. 20.
“#InaugurationDay has a lineup you won’t want to miss!,” the Biden Inaugural Committee said on Twitter Sunday.
Others who will be included in the program include Sarah Fuller, the first woman to play and score in a Power Five conference football game; and Anthony Gaskin, a Virginia UPS driver celebrated by a neighborhood on his route for his dedication amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The 90-minute “Celebrating America” special will be hosted by Tom Hanks and is set to feature performances by Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters, John Legend and others.
“This inauguration presents a unique opportunity to spotlight the resilience and spirit of an America United,” the theme of the celebration, said Tony Allen, CEO of the Presidential Inaugural Committee, in a statement.
“We have witnessed countless heroes this past year step up to the front lines and serve their fellow Americans,” said Allen. “We are telling their stories, spreading their collective light, and celebrating the best of our country and its people with this prime-time program.”