The Annual Memorial Ceremony will be held on Monday, May 21, 2018 from 4:30 PM to 6:00PM in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Level 1, Room E-2. This event is being held during the national 2018 AAPA Conference in New Orleans, LA. celebrating 38 years of the Veterans Caucus. This years theme will be “Coast Guard: Homeland and Beyond.” Seating begins promptly at 4:15PM

The Federal Services Memorial Reception will be held immediately following the ceremony in the back of the room from 6:00-7:00PM. 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.

Morial Floor Plan



Monday, May 21, 2018, Mandalay Bay South Convention Center, Level 1, Room E-2 New Orleans, LA

“Coast Guard: Homeland and Beyond”


1615:   Gathering Music

            Seating of Distinguished Guests

            Presentation of the Colors:  Federal Services Color Guard, T J Bonjour, PA-C, LtCol. USAF

            National Anthem:  Audience—Lyrics will be displayed on the large screen 

            Opening Prayer:

            Welcome address and introduction of Keynote speaker: Cheryl Gregorio PA-C, Col USAF (Ret.), President, Veterans Caucus

            Keynote Speaker:  Robert J. Amrien, LT US Coast Guard (Ret), Director, University of Rhode Island PA Program

            Keynote Speaker:  “Coast Guard today”, CDR C. Criss, US Coast Guard, PA Force Manager

            “Song”: Composed and Performed by Rodney Richmond PA-C , Capt. NGB (Ret)

            Reading: “It is the Solder by Charles M. Province”:

            “America’s White Table”,  

            Roll Call: Fred Brace PA-C, Captain, USAF (Ret.), Secretary, Veterans Caucus


            “America’s White Table”, Cheryl Gregorio PA-C, Col. USAF (Ret), President, Veterans Caucus 

            Scholarship Announcements:  Rodney Grogan PA-C, Major USAF (Ret), Director-at-Large, Veterans Caucus 

            Presentation of Awards Rock Munsee PA-C, Chuck Haney PA-C Veterans Caucus

            Closing Remarks: Rock Munsee, PA-C

            Retiring of the Colors: Federal Services Color Guard, T J Bonjour PA-C, LtCol USAF

            Closing Song: “God Bless the USA”

            Everyone please join hands and sing along

            Distinguished Guests and AAPA Veterans Caucus Board of Directors depart

The winning ticket for the free trip to Topics in the Tropics CME Conference in, Dreams Las Mareas, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic will be drawn during our social reception immediately following the ceremony.

Please plan to stay and enjoy some refreshments.