Branson honors Veterans with America’s biggest “Veterans Day” celebration

Veterans honing fallen  comrades at the "The Wall" that will be on  display at Welk Resort.
Veterans honing fallen comrades at the “The Wall” that will be on display at Welk Resort.

BRANSON, Mo., September 16, 2014 – “Branson’s ‘Veterans Homecoming Week is a special event even in Branson, where Veterans, active duty Armed Forces personnel and their families are honored every day for their service and sacrifices on behalf of our Nation,” said Annette Wood, the Director of Sales and Marketing for the Branson Tourism Center. “The seven day celebration runs from November 5 through November 11 of each year, is America’s biggest ‘Veterans’ Day’ tribute and, among many other events honoring Veterans, will feature one of America’s longest running Veterans parades, the 81st ‘Branson’s Veterans Day Parade,’ through historic downtown Branson starting at the 11th Hour of the 11th day of the 11th month,” she added.

The seven day event is both a tribute and a celebration filled with a variety of activities such as the Veterans Day Parade, the “Traveling Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial” (The Wall) at the Welk Resort, various reunions, memorial ceremonies, special events, and entertainment shows, most of which are free to Veterans, active duty military personal and their immediate families. The following is a schedule of some of the major events. For details and contact information on a specific event click on it here and on the event on the “collapse page” it takes you to:

November 5: Opening Ceremony-Vets for Vets Celebration Show

November 5-10: Veteran Registry, Tactical Operations and Vendor Village

November 5-10: The Wall of Heroes

November 5-10: Registration and Souvenir Commemorative Button Sales

November 5-10: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall

November 6-10: Veterans Reveille and Retreat

November 6-10: Veterans Week Day Room

November 6-10: Veteran Mess Hall Lunch

November 6: POW/MIA Service of Remembrance

November 6: Veterans Spouse Luncheon

November 6: Military Ball

November 7: Women Veterans Mini Reunion

November 7: Tree Dedication at Veterans Grove

November 7: Persian Gulf War Veterans Mini Reunion

November 7: Vietnam Veterans Mini Reunion

November 7: World War II Reunion

November 8: Veterans Sportings Clays Shoot

November 8: Third Annual Navy Memorial

November 8: The 18th Annual Military Gala & Banquet

November 9-15: Titanic Honors Veterans

November 9: 9th Annual Tribute to Women Veterans

November 9: Ozark Mountain Blue Star Mothers hosting an Afternoon Dessert

November 9: Korean War Veterans Mini Reunion

November 10: Wal-Mart Tribute to Veterans

November 11: Morning Flag Raising/Wreath Laying Ceremony

November 11: 80th Annual Branson Veterans Day Parade

November 11: Veterans Week Closing Ceremony

For additional information on scheduled events please contact the Branson Veterans Task Force by phone at 417-337-8387, email at bvtf-mo@brasonveterans.com or through their website. For additional information on information or tickets for any of Branson’s shows and attractions or for lodging arrangements please contact the Branson Tourism Center by calling 1-800-785-1550 or through its website, www.BransonTourismCenter.com