The Annual Memorial Day Ceremony will be held on Monday, May 26, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 7:00PM in the Boston Convention and Exposition Center, Level 3, Grand Ballroom. This event is being held during the national AAPA Conference IMPACT 2014 in Boston, MA. celebrating 34 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 in the Pre-Function room immediately adjacent to the Grand Ballroom. 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 will be announced soon.



Monday, May 26, 2014, Boston Convention and Exposition Center, Level 3, Grand Ballroom. Boston, MA. 

“Boston: Beacon of Liberty Then and Now”

1645:   Gathering Music

1700:   Seating of Distinguished Guests

1705:   Presentation of the Colors:  Color Guard

1710:   National Anthem:  Choir of St’s Mary and Joseph, Salem, MA

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

1720:   Opening Remarks and Welcome of Distinguished Guests Miguel V Valdez PA-C, Major, USAF (Ret.)

1725:    Welcome address and introduction of Keynote speaker: Vicki Chan-Padgett PA-C, Maj. USAF, Ret. President Veterans Caucus.

1730:   Speaker: Dixie Patterson PA-C "We: Being a part of something bigger"


1750:    “Home of the Brave” Composed and Performed by Rodney Richmond PA-C, Capt. NGB (Ret.) 

1755:     Reading:  Chuck Haney PA-C Director at Large, Veterans Caucus                                                                                                                                                                                        

1757:    Roll Call: Cheryl Gregorio PA-C, Col. USAF Ret.

1807:     Reading:  Marcos Otero PA-C Maj, USAF, Ret.

1809:    Introduction: “Mansions of the Lord”  John Padgett, Maj., USA. Ret.

1811:    “Mansions of the Lord” film clip

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 Michael Gallagher PA-C, Major, USAF Ret. President-Elect Veterans Caucus

1858:   Closing Remarks: Gino Gianola  PA-C, Treasurer, Veterans Caucus.

1900:   Retiring of the Colors: Color Guard

   1905:   Closing Song: “God Bless the USA”: Everyone please join hands and sing along with

 Rodney Richmond, Choir St’s Mary and Joseph, Salem, MA.

1910:    Distinguished guests and BOD depart


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


Please plan to stay and enjoy some refreshments.