The Annual Memorial Day Ceremony will be held on Monday, May 25, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 7:00PM in the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, Lower B2 Level, Salon 8 & 9, Yerba Buena Ballroom. This event is being held during the national AAPA Conference IMPACT 2015 in San Francisco, CA. celebrating 35 years of the AAPA Veterans Caucus. This years theme will be "No One Left Behind." Seating begins promptly at 4:45PM

The Memorial Day Reception will be held immediately following the ceremony in the Lower B2 Level, Nob Hill A-D rooms directly across from 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 25, 2015, San Francisco, Marriott Marquis, Lower Level B2, Salons 8 & 9, Yerba Buena Ballroom

“No One Left Behind”


1645:   Gathering Music

  • Seating of Distinguished Guests
  • Presentation of the Colors:  USPHS Color Guard, Mark McKinnon, Commander, USPHS
  • National Anthem:  Rodney Richmond PA-C, Captain NGB (Ret.) 
  • Opening Prayer: Jack Pike PA-C, President, FCPA  
  • Welcome address and introduction of Keynote speaker: Michael Gallagher PA-C, Major USAF (Ret.), President, Veterans Caucus
  • Speaker: “The hidden casualties of war; Bringing them all the way home.” Denni  Woodmansee: Director of Physician Assistant Services , Office of the ADUSH for Patient Care Services, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • “No One Left Behind” : Composed and Performed by Rodney Richmond PA-C, Captain NGB  (Ret.) 
  • Reading: “The Final Inspection”  Charles Haney PA-C, President-Elect, Veterans Caucus
  • Roll Call: Fred Brace PA-C, Captain. USAF (Ret.)
  • Taps: Bugler from Travis AFB, CA
  • “America”: Vivian A Clark-Jacobs, Former Major, Ohio Army National Guard
  • “America’s White Table”: Mark McKinnon PA-C, Commander, USPHS
  •  Reading: “The Fallen Soldier”, Cheryl Gregorio PA-C, Col. USAF (Ret)
  •  Scholarship Announcements:  Rodney Grogan PA-C,  Major USAF (Ret)
  •  Presentation of Awards Rock Munsee PA-C, Major USAF (Ret.), President-Elect Veterans Caucus
  • Closing Remarks: Rock Munsee PA-C, Major USAF (Ret), President-Elect, Veterans Caucus
  • Retiring of the Colors: USPHS Color Guard, Mark McKinnon, Commander, USPHS
  • Closing Song: “God Bless the USA”: Everyone please join hands and sing along with Rodney Richmond, PA-C, Captain NGB (Ret.)
  • Distinguished guests and BOD depart

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

Please plan to stay and enjoy some refreshments.