ProMedica Hospice Serving South Central Pennsylvania and ProMedica Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation (Lancaster) came together to sponsor a division of the Mount Joy parade in Lancaster County for Memorial Day. The parade came back stronger than ever after taking a 2-year pause due to COVID-19. The Mount Joy parade has become the largest and best-known Memorial Day parade in Lancaster County. With its origin in the late 1800s, it has a long tradition of providing a fitting remembrance to those men and women who sacrificed their lives for the freedoms which we enjoy.
The ProMedica employees that attended the parade were Stephenie Canlas, skilled nursing and rehabilitation administrator, Christy Trump, hospice administrator, Kimberly Brewer, hospice account liaison, and Sherry Harmon, hospice account liaison. The team decorated a trailer with patriotic stars and stripes along with a banner thanking all veterans for their service. The employees and their family members threw candy, poppy flowers and other items to the crowds along the parade route. This was not only a beautiful day for the parade, but a collaborative moment to honor our nation’s veterans and their families.
Stephenie shared, “It was a beautiful day to remember our fallen heroes and celebrate our community’s strength. I was honored to participate with the ProMedica Hospice team.”
Christy stated, “I love being part of an organization that recognizes those who have sacrificed so much for our freedoms. As a level 5 partner with We Honor Veterans, it was a privilege to walk the streets, shake the hands and thank the Veterans in our community. Thanks to all who helped to organize and participate in a successful event! We certainly are better together!”