The Annual Memorial Day Ceremony will be held on Monday, May 27, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 7:00PM in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Level 3, Ballroom B. This event is being held during the national AAPA Conference IMPACT 2013 in Washington, D.C. celebrating 33 years of the AAPA Veterans Caucus. We will pay tribute to our fallen cmardes. 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. During the reception the Caucus we will have our annual auction to benefit the Caucus Scholarship Fund. Items up for grabs include a quilt donated by Laura and Thomas Hume, a framed "God Loves the Grunt" print and a framed limited edition print of "Reflections", donated by Tim & Jacki Egan. The artist is David W. Ehlert and he holds a Masters from the University of Chicago .He started the Cognition Studio in 2001 []. As you know, the artwork was the front cover of the Caucus 20th Anniversary Journal.





Monday, May 27, 2013, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Level 3, Ballroom B. Washington, D.C. 
Paying tribute to our fallen Physician Assistants in the War Against Terrorism


1645:   Gathering Music

1700:   Seating of Distinguished Guests

1705:   Presentation of the Colors: Color Guard

1710:   Medley/National Anthem: USPHS Commissioned Corps Music Ensemble

1720:   Opening Prayer: Jack Pike PA-C, FCPA, President-Elect

1723:   Opening Remarks and Introduction of Keynote speaker: John Padgett PA-C, Major, USA (Ret.)

1728:   Speaker: Kenneth P. Moritsugu M.D. Rear Adm, USPHS (Ret.) “Lifesavers Then-Caregivers Now”    

1750:   “They Live On” Composed and Performed by Rodney Richmond PA-C, Capt. NGB (Ret.)

1755:   Roll Call: Fred Brace PA-C, USAF (Ret.)

1805:    “More Than A Name On A Wall” Rodney Richmond and Jack Pike

1810:   Reading: Chuck Haney PA-C

1815:   “Blades of Grass”: USPHS Commissioned Corps Music Ensemble

1820:   “America’s White Table” Steve Lackie PA-C, Maj. USAF (Ret.)

1825:   Taps: Bugler

1828:   Scholarship Announcements: Rock Munsee PA-C, Major, USAF (Ret.)

1848:   Presentation of Awards: Vicki Chan-Padgett PA-C, Major, USAF (Ret.)

1858:   Closing Remarks: Michael Gallagher PA-C, Major, USAF (Ret.)

1900:   Retiring of the Colors:

   1905:   Closing Song: “God Bless the USA”: Everyone please join hands and sing along with Rodney Richmond, USPHS Commissioned Corps Music Ensemble.

1910:   Distinguished guests and BOD depart


The winning ticket for the free trip to Topics in the Tropics CME Conference in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico will be drawn during our social reception immediately following the ceremony.


Please plan to stay and enjoy some refreshments.