Hot News - 2016 Memorial Ceremony

The Annual Memorial Ceremony will be held on Monday, May 16, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 5:30PM in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Stars at Night Ballroom. This event is being held during the national 2016 AAPA Conference in San Antonio, TX. celebrating 36 years of the AAPA Veterans Caucus. This years theme will be "Remember our Roots." Seating begins promptly at 3:45PM

The Memorial Reception will be held immediately following the ceremony in the Prefunction Terrace directly adjacent to the Stars at Night 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.


 

VETERANS CAUCUS MEMORIAL CEREMONY
Monday, May 16, 2016, San Antonio, Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center
Stars At Night Ballroom
“Remember Our Roots”

1545:   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: Jack Pike PA-C, President, FCPA 

Welcome address and introduction of Keynote speaker: Rock Munsee PA-C, Major USAF (Ret.), President, AAPA Veterans Caucus

Keynote Speaker: “Lifesavers Then…Caregivers Now: The Legacy of the PA        Profession” Kenneth R. Harbert Ph.D., PA, Founding Member Veterans Caucus, Dean South College PA Program

Keynote Speaker: “Back to our Roots, for Today’s Troops” Rubina DaSilva PA-C, President Veterans Affairs PA Association

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

Reading: “A Memorial Day Poem, by C W Johnson”: Charles Haney PA-C, President-Elect-2016-2017, AAPA Veterans Caucus

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

            Taps: Bugler from 323rd Army Band, JBSA, Fort Sam Houston, TX

            “Have You Thanked a Veteran?”:  Stephen Berry Video

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

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

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

            Closing Remarks: Chuck Haney 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 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico will be drawn during our social reception immediately following the ceremony.

Please plan to stay and enjoy some refreshments.