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Veterans in Branson

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Veterans!

Branson’s Veterans Homecoming Week, America’s largest Veterans Day celebration, beginning November 5 and running through November 11, is a special and exciting time for us in Branson. It creates a special, dedicated opportunity to honor Veterans, active duty Armed Forces personnel, and their families in a way that goes above and beyond Branson’s recognition on a daily basis. 

On this Dedicated Veterans Page, you will find information and resources, both local to Branson and nationwide, that may be of service to every Veteran.  This page will continually be updated as new information or events are created in the Branson, Missouri area.  Thank you for your Service! 

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November 5-10: Veterans Village Daily

The Village, in Building One at Ballparks of America Complex, 1000 Pat Nash Drive, Nov. 5-10, offers veterans a free lunch in its mess hall, a USO canteen-style Day Room with live music and Vendor Village, and a unique shopping experience for former and present day military personnel.

While veterans come to the Village to register to participate in the numerous discounts Branson businesses offer them, it also provides them and their families a place to shop for memorabilia, patches, hats, books and organizations that provide information for veterans and their loved ones.

Vendor Village gives returning traders an opportunity to visit with friends they have met through their participation.

Brenda Meadows, BVTF board chairperson, said the non-profit organization’s annual event provides veterans a place to gather for many reasons.

“Veterans Village is there to make heroes of our freedom feel welcomed, appreciated and accepted.” Meadows said. “BVTF wants to make their visits to Branson a special time to remember, as well as highlight Branson’s heart towards honoring past, present and future military personnel.”

Volunteer musicians perform for visitors in the Veterans Village Day Room.

Mary Slivka: Navy Veteran Mary Slivka represents Branson Veterans Task Force Sponsor Grand Plaza Hotel at Vendor Village.

Mess Hall Vets: Veterans and their families eat in the Mess Hall at Veterans Village.

Vendor Village: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. at Ballparks of America
Free Day Room: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Ballparks of America
Free TO VETERANS. Mess Hall Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Ballparks of America. NON-VETS, $6

For more information about Veterans Village or to inquire about merchant spaces at Vendor Village, call 417-337-8387.

November 5: 8th Annual Branson’s Veterans Homecoming Week kick off “Vets for Vets Celebration Show” featuring Yakov

The 6th annual “Vets for Vets Celebration Show” featuring Yakov will kick off Branson’s Veterans Homecoming week. The show is set for 2pm on Nov. 5 at the Mansion Theater, 189 Expressway Lane in Branson. No tickets are issued for the “Vets for Vets Celebration,” but the show is free to veterans and their families. The open seating format is on a first come, first served basis. There will be donation boxes for the Branson Veterans Task Force placed throughout the theater.

Time: 2pm (Doors open at 1pm)

Location: Mansion Theatre, 189 Expressway Lane.

Admission: FREE to veterans and their families.  Donations accepted.

November 5, 2019: 4th Annual Shindigs Welcome Home Show

Join us for the fourth annual Welcome Home Celebration Show at Branson Event Center in The Shoppes at Branson Meadows, 4740 Gretna Rd, Branson, MO. Open to all veterans and their families. No reservations required. Call for more information. 870-421-3511

November 5-11, 2019: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall 

The Vietnam Veterans memorial will be on display and open to the public for viewing at the Welk Resort Branson during the 2019 Veterans Homecoming Week Celebration. The official half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the most visited memorial in  Washington, D.C., spans nearly 240 feet in length and lists more than 58,000 names of the nation’s fallen heroes in the Vietnam conflict.

A formal opening ceremony will be held November 5, 2019, at 10:00a.m. at the Welk Resort Branson, located at 1984 State Highway 165.

November 5, 2019: WWII Mini Reunion

Located at: Branson Event Center

4740 Gretna Rd Branson, MO 65616
Toll Free: 870-421-3511
Local: 417-230-1282
 

November 5, 2019: Veterans Week Opening Ceremony

Located at: Welk Resort Theater
1984 MO-165 Branson, MO 65616
Local: 417-294-0728
 

The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 913 will once again host the Opening Ceremony of Veterans Week. The Vietnam Wall will be displayed, and the Chapter will post Colors, present the wreath, and rifle volley and taps will be played.

Guests speakers this year will be retired Command Sgt. Maj. Robert A. (Marty) Marterella, Vietnam veteran and public relations director for VVA 913, who will speak on multiple topics. Opening and closing prayers will be given by Barry Werner, Vietnam veterans.

Come early and enjoy the ceremony. Call for more information.

November 6, 2019: WWII Vets Honored in the Day Room at Veterans Village

Free Day Room 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Ballparks of America, bldg. Two 4562 N. Gretna, Branson, MO 65616

November 6, 2019: POW/MIA Service of Remembrance 

Located at:  Welk Resort Theatre

1984 State Hwy 165 Branson, MO 65616

Local: 417-336-4232
 
The Prisoner of War / Missing in Action Service of Remembrance is at 8 a.m. Nov 6 at Welk Resort Branson at the Vietnam Memorial Wall. The ceremony will be held outdoors if the weather permits, but will be moved inside if the weather is extreme. All are welcome to attend. No admittance charge. Call or email for more information.

November 6, 2019: IMAX Military Film Festival 

Located at:

Branson IMAX Theater
3562 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway Branson, MO 65616
 

The Branson IMAX Entertainment Complex will host a military film festival of award-winning documentaries of true life stories. Nov. 6-10. Free Admission for Veterans, $5 for all others. Showtimes at 8:30 a.m. Box office opens at 7:30 a.m.

Wednesday, November 6 – “Girl Who Wore Freedom”. An unconventional love story between the people of Normandy, France and the American GI’s who freed them from German occupation. It’s told by those that lived it. SPECIAL GUESTS: Christian Taylor, Film Director and Dany Patrix from Normandy, France, featured in the film.

Thursday, November 7 – “Scramble the Seawolves”. The story of the US Navy’s first and only dedicated attack helicopter gunship squadron; the Seawolves became the most decorated squadron in the Vietnam War and in Naval Aviation History. SPECIAL GUESTS: Jeff and Shannon Arballo, Director and Producer of Scramble the Seawolves.

Friday, November 8 – “Girl Who Wore Freedom”. An unconventional love story between the people of Normandy, France and the American GI’s who freed them from German occupation. It’s told by those that lived it. SPECIAL GUESTS: Christian Taylor, Film Director and Dany Patrix from Normandy, France, featured in the film.

Saturday, November 9 – “Chosin”. After 60 years of silence, the survivors of the Chosin Reservoir Campaign of the Korean War tell their story. In the winter of 1950, 15,000 soldiers fought 78 miles in communist China to freedom and saved the lives of 98,000 civilian refugees.

November 6, 2019: Fishing Dreams For Disabled Veterans

Located at: 190 Top of the Rock Rd Ridgedale, MO 65739
Local: 417-889-1800

The Fishing Dreams for Disabled Veterans event is hosted by Big Cedar Lodge and Bass Pro Shops. To be placed on the fishing list, please call Lisa Saylor at 417-889-1800. Veterans may bring a spouse or caretaker with them. Regardless of disability, equipment will be available to help veterans fish. Call Lisa with questions!

7:45 AM – 8:15 AM Grand View Conference Center Breakfast;

8:15 AM – 8:45 AM Congressman Welcome / Veteran & Fisherman Pairings / Group Photo / Shuttle & ‘Launch’ Ceremony

8:45 AM Shuttles to Bent Hook Marina;

9 AM – 11:30 AM Table Rock Lake Fishing

11:45 AM Shuttles From Bent Hook Marina to Grand View Conference Center;

12 PM – 1 PM Banquet Luncheon / Recognition / Musical Entertainment

November 7, 2019: Sandbox Party

Located at:

Mel’s Hard Luck Diner
2800 West Hwy 76 Branson, MO 65616
Toll Free: 870-421-3511
No need to bring your shovels and buckets to this Sandbox Party. All you need to bring is yourself, a buddy, and your appetites! Once again Mel’s Hard Luck Diner in the Grand Village is providing free breakfast for all veterans that have served in the “Sandbox”. Breakfast starts at 8:30 a.m. so don’t be late for “chow”. No SOS here, just a hearty meal of biscuits and gravy and anything else “Cookie” and scrape together!
 

November 7, 2019: Navy Memorial Service

Located at:
Westgate Branson Woods Resort
2201 Roark Valley Road Branson, MO 65616
Local: 417-332-3557
Mark your calendar and make plans to join the Westgate Family, host Carl Dietrich and other distinguished members of our military community as they host a public bell tolling ceremony to honor the lives and service of Naval shipmates. At 8:30 am, coffee and refreshments will be served, followed by the service, which will begin at 9:00 am. The service, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Grand Pavilion at Westgate Branson Woods Resort, which is located at 2201 Roark Valley Road. For more information call 417-332-3557 or email us at Becky_Jewsbury@wgresorts.com

November 7, 2019: Homefront Heroes/Spouses Luncheon

Located at:

Branson Event Center
4740 Gretna Rd Branson, MO 65616
Toll Free: 870-421-3511

November 8, 2019: Medics, Nurses, and Combat Vets Mini Reunion 

Located at:

Westgate Resort Grand Pavilion
2201 Roark Valley Rd Branson, MO 65616
Local: 417-332-3557
When combat veterans come together for their reunions, there are always stories about the courageous medics and nurses who saved their lives and the lives of their buddies. Too often the names are never known on either side, but the appreciation and bond endure. The reunion will be held on November 8th  from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm in the Grand Pavilion. Please join us at the Westgate Resort located at 2201 Roark Valley Road. Call or email for more information.

November 8, 2019: Korean War Vets Honored in the Day Room at Veterans Village

Free Day Room 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Ballparks of America, bldg. Two 4562 N. Gretna, Branson, MO 65616

November 8, 2019: Korean Veterans Mini Reunion

Located at: Stone Castle Hotel

3050 Green Mountain Dr Branson, MO 65616
Local: 417-230-1282
 
Honoring those who have served during the Korean War at the Stone Castle Hotel. Cost is free to veterans and their families.

November 9, 2019: Rose Petal Ceremony 2019

The 15th Annual Tribute to Women Veterans, noon to 2 pm, Nov. 9 at the Clarion Hotel. The Tribute includes a Rose Petal ceremony and Women Veterans Appreciation gathering. Both are FREE to women veterans. Those not female active military/veterans or non-veterans pay $10 for the luncheon. Call 417-337-8387 or email bvtf-mo@hotmail.com for reservations. RSVP if attending.

November 9, 2019: Wal-Mart Tribute

Located at:

The Mansion Theatre
189 Expressway Ln Branson, MO 65616
Toll Free: 870-421-3511
The Wal-Mart Tribute will be held at The Mansion Theatre. Following the show, lunch will be served at the Branson Event Center at the Shoppes at Branson Meadows. The Branson Event Center is located at 4740 Gretna Rd, Branson, MO 65616.

November 10, 2019: 4th Infantry Division Hospitality Room 

Located at:

Savannah House
165 Expressway Lane Branson, MO 65616
Local: 920-860-1630
 
For all 4th Infantry Division veterans and active duty personnel. All are welcome to come by and enjoy fellowship and camaraderie. Be sure to join us and march in the parade with the 4th Infantry Division. Call 920-860-1630.

November 10, 2019: 23rd Annual Military Gala and Banquet 

Located at:

Chateau on the Lake
415 N. State Highway 265 Branson, MO 65616
Local: 417-336-4232

All branches, all wars welcome, public invited. Branson’s longest running military tribute ball. USMC Birthday Cake Cutting, Dancing, Fireworks, Entertainment, Dinner   5pm – 11 pm. Tickets $55 each  Reservations required .  Business attire, after 5, Uniforms, formal wear

Car to door drop-off or valet parking – easy wheelchair access

Private Reception/Cocktail Hour (cash bar) 5:00 pm, dancing.

Formal photographs (couples or group) 5:00 pm (optional)

Large groups – please call ahead

Large 6 foot round tables of 10

Salute – doors open to Grand Hall for “dinner call” at 5:50 pm

POW/MIA Candlelight Service

Wine/Non alcoholic juice for military toasts on each table

Dinner – Beef and Chicken combination dinner, salad, rolls, potato, vegetable, desert

Souvenir Program

Outdoor Fireworks at intermission

P.O.W. NETWORK’S Patriotism Award

VIP and Sponsors introductions

Black Tie welcome, optional Mess Dress, After 5, Tuxedo, Business Suit, Military Uniform, cocktail dress, evening wear

Dancing during cocktail hour and after salute.

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

November 10, 2019: Vietnam Vets Show

Located at:

Clay Cooper Theatre
3216 W 76 Country Blvd Branson, MO 65616
Local: 417-334-5678
Admission to the show is Free. Open Seating – No reservations – Lobby opens at 8am – auditorium will open at 9am – show will start at 10am

November 11, 2019: Veterans Sunrise Service

Located at:

College of the Ozarks
100 Opportunity Avenue Point Lookout, MO 65726
Toll Free: 800-222-0525
 
A sunrise flag raising and wreath laying ceremony will take place at the heart of the College of the Ozarks campus by the Williams Memorial Chapel.

November 11, 2019: Missouri Vietnam Veterans Memorial Reading of Names

Located at:

Patriots Park at College of the Ozarks
100 Opportunity Ave Point Lookout, MO 65726
Local: 417-334-6411
 
There will be a reading of the names on the Missouri Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Patriots Park near the entrance of College of the Ozarks.

November 11, 2019: Branson’s Veterans Day Parade 

Starts at 11:00 AM in downtown Branson. Hosted by VVA Post 913

 

Branson, Missouri Shows with Veteran Discounts

Clay Cooper’s Country Express – $5 off Veteran’s and Veteran’s Spouse ticket.

Comedy Jamboree – $3 off Veteran’s ticket.

Dolly Parton’s Stampede – $3 off Veteran’s ticket and each family ticket with Veteran

Hamners’ Unvelievable Variety – $3 off Veteran’s ticket. Active Duty Military – Free

Hughes Brothers Music Show – $6.34 off Veteran’s ticket.

Legends in Concert – $2 off adult – Legends in Concert Only. $5 off Adult

Presleys’ Country Jubilee – $5 off Veteran’s ticket – Veterans Week Only

Raiding the Country Vault – $8 off Veteran’s ticket.

Reza Edge of Illusion –  $10 off Veteran’s ticket.

Showboat Branson Belle – $5 off Veteran’s ticket.

Silver Dollar City – $5 off One Day ticket, or 2-day ticket for the price of a 1 day ticket.

The Haygoods – $5 off for Veteran and Veteran’s Spouse ticket.

Yakov, Famous Russian Comedian  – $5 off Veteran’s ticket.

Branson, Missouri Attractions with Veteran Discounts

Branson Limousine – $7 off airport transfer for Veterans.

Branson Scenic Railway – 1/2 price ticket for Veterans on a regular excursion. (Must provide ID)

Branson Hills Golf Club – $34 off for Veteran’s round of golf.

Branson’s Gift of Lights – $3 off for Veteran’s ticket.

Branson Jet Boats – $4 off Veteran’s ticket.

Branson Veterans Memorial Museum – $1 off Veteran’s ticket.

Branson Snowflex at Wolfe Mountain – 10% off Veteran’s ticket.

Branson Zipline at Wolfe Mountain – 10% off Veteran’s ticket.

Butterfly Palace & Rainforest Adventure – $2 off Veteran’s ticket.

Fritz’s Adventure – $14.95 ticket price for ages 55 and over.

History of Fishing Museum–  $4.33 off Veteran’s ticket.

Main Street Lake Cruises Lake Queen – 5% off Veteran’s ticket.

Main Street Lake Cruises Landing Princess – 5% off Veteran’s ticket.

Mount Pleasant Winery Wine Class 101 – Buy one get one Free for Veterans.

National Tiger Sanctuary – $5 off Veteran’s ticket.

Outlaw Old Time Photos – 10% off setting fee for Veterans.

Silver Dollar City – $5 off One Day ticket, or 2-day ticket for the price of a 1 day ticket.

The Branson Ferris Wheel – $2 off for Veterans. (November 7th – November 12th 2018 – Veterans and 1 guest will get FREE Branson Ferris Wheel Tickets with Military ID)

The Track Family Fun Parks – Buy 30 credits for $25 for Veterans.

Titanic Museum Attraction – $3 off Veteran’s ticket.  Free entry during Veterans Week.

World’s Largest Toy Museum Complex – $2 off Veteran’s ticket.

Branson, Missouri Dining with Veteran Discounts

Branson’s Center Stage Grille & Bar – 10% Off Cantina Laredo – 10% Off Getting’ Basted – 10% Off Greek Gyros & Deli – 10% Off Landry’s Seafood – 10% Off Little Hacienda  – 10% Off McFarlain’s Family Restaurant  – 15% Off Paradise Grill & Steakhouse –  10% Off on cash purchases Pizza World – 10% Off The Paddlewheel – 10% Off The Wheelhouse Restaurant – 10% Off Wildwood Bistro at the Radisson – 10% Off

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