The Memorial Day parades in both Elizabethtown and Marietta are to be followed with ceremonies featuring speakers from the Army War College in Carlisle.
The speaker in Elizabethtown is Col. Stacy Holman, who grew up in Marshfield, Wis., and enlisted in the Wisconsin Army NationalGuard as an operating room specialist in 1991 as a high school senior. She graduated from Marquette University in 1996 and received her commission as a second lieutenant in the Army Medical Service Corps. Holman served in a variety of leadership and staff positions throughou ther career as a human resources manager. Her duty assignments include Germany; Fort Stewart, Ga.: Fort Bragg, N.C.: West Point, N.Y.; Falls Church, Va.; and Fort Sam Houston, Texas. She commanded twice at both the captain and lieutenant colonel levels, most recently at the Hohenfels Health Clinic, Germany. Holman deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004 in dual positions as the 32nd Medical Logistics Battalion Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment Commander and Personnel Officer. Her awards and decorations include the bronze star medal, the meritorious service medal, the Army commendation medal, the Expert Field Medical Badge, and parachutist wings. After graduation from the Army War College, Holman will next arrive at Fort Knox, Ky., where she will perform duties as the Chief, Medical Service Corps Branch.
The speaker in Marietta is Lt. Col. Kimberly Fuhrman, who was commissioned in 1993 through the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at Louisiana State University-Shreveport as a transportation/logistics officer in the United States Army Reserve.
Fuhrman served with the 4013th U.S. Army Reserve Garrison Support Unit in Bossier City, La., from 1994-2005 mobilizing and deploying in 19971998 in support of Operation Joint Guard and in 2003-2004 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. During her time in the Army Reserves, she maintained a civilian career as the business office manager for a large family practice clinic in Shreveport, La.
In 2005, Fuhrman transitioned to active duty as the commander of the Medical Retention Processing Unit in Fort Polk, La. She transferred to Fort Hood, Texas, in 2007 establishing Alpha Company, Warrior Transition Unit commanding and assisting over 300 wounded and injured soldiers. In 2009-2010 she deployed with the 593rd Sustainment Brigade in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Currently, Fuhrman is attending the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle and will deploy to Afghanistan shortly after graduation with a master’s degree in strategic studies in June.
The Elizabethtown Memorial Day Parade organizes at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 27, at the American Legion Post 329 building, with the parade starting at 10 a.m. going down Market Street, followed by a ceremony in Elizabethtown Community Park. The Marietta Memorial Day parade starts at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 27, at Donegal Intermediate School and goes mostly along Market Street before a ceremony in the town’s cemetery.
Another service is to be held in Falmouth. Bainbridge American Legion Post 197 will meet at Falmouth United Methodist Church at 7:45 a.m. and proceed to Falmouth Cemetery with the service beginning at 8 a.m.
Mount Joy’s Memorial Day parade is two days before the holiday. It starts at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, at the intersection of Main and Angle streets, then follows Main Street all the way to Barbara Street.