The Annual Memorial Day Ceremony will be held on Monday, May 28, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 7:00PM in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Hall F. This event is being held during the national AAPA Conference IMPACT 2012 in Toronto, celebrating 32 years of the AAPA Veterans Caucus. We will pay tribute to the joint military of Canada and the United States. Seating begins promptly at 4:45PM

The Memorial Day Reception will be held immediately following the ceremony. Plan to stay and enjoy refreshments and camaraderie




May 28 2012, Hall F Toronto Convention Center

Tribute to Iraq/Afghanistan Service Members


1645:   Gathering Music

1700:   Seating of Distinguished Guests and BOD

1705:   Presentation of the Colors and Canadian and USA national Anthems

1715:   Opening Prayer: Jack Pike PA-C, FCPA Past-President

1718:   Opening Remarks and Introduction of Distinguished Guests and Caucus President:

            John Padgett PhD, PA-C, Major USA (Ret.)

1722:   Welcome: Miguel V. Valdez PA-C, Major, USAF (Ret.)

1725:   Canadian-USA Common Bonds and Sacrifices - John Padgett PhD, PA-C, Major USA (Ret.)

1730:   A Pittance of Time Video

1735:   Introduction of Keynote Speaker: Miguel V. Valdez PA-C, Major, USAF (Ret.)

1736:   Keynote Speaker: L.Col. Nick Withers

1746:   Common Ground: Composed and Performed by Rodney Richmond PA-C, Capt. NGB (Ret.)        

1750:   “America’s White Table”: chan

1755:   Introduction of the USA-Canadian Movie: “The Devil’s Brigade” - John Padgett PhD,    PA-C, Major USA (Ret.)

1800:   Movie Clip

1805:   Roll Call: Frederick C. Brace III, PA-C, DFAAPA Capt, USAF (Ret.)

1815:   Taps and Amazing Grace

1820:   Presentation of Awards: Michael Gallagher PA-C, Major, USAF (Ret.)

1830:   Scholarship Announcements: Rock Munsee PA-C, Major, USAF (Ret.)

1850:   Closing Remarks and Retiring of the Colors: John Padgett PhD, PA-C, Major USA (Ret.)

1855:   Closing Song: “God Bless the USA”: Everyone please join hands and sing along

1900:   VIPs depart and Adjournment


The winning ticket for the free trip to Topics in the Tropics CME Conference in the Dominican Republic as well as the $5000 raffle ticket will be drawn during our social reception immediately following the ceremony in rear of the room. We will also be auctioning off a quilt representing the 1898 Spanish American War made by Ms. Laura Hume and a God Loves the Grunt matted and framed print.


Please plan to join us and enjoy some refreshments.