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Major route changes for 81st Branson Veterans Day Parade

October 31, 2014

"Although it's a different route this year because of the Downtown Streetscape project in historic downtown Branson, a longstanding patriotic tradition will continue uninterrupted, when on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the '81st Branson Veterans Day Parade starts,'" said Annette Wood, the Director of Sales and Marketing for the Branson Tourism Center. She points out that the new parade route will be moving in a counter clock-wise direction starting and ending at the south... Continue reading ›


Patriot's Corners just one small way Branson honors America's Veterans every day

October 2, 2014

One of the things that makes Branson such a unique and special place is its spirit and heart for honoring America's Veterans, active duty Armed Forces personnel and their families (Veterans)," said Annette Wood, the Director of Sales and Marketing for the Branson Tourism Center. "Branson Veteran's Home Coming Week, running from Nov. 5 to 11 every year is America's biggest Veterans Day celebration and the biggest public expressions of that spirit, but it is the many small ways that Veterans... Continue reading ›


College of the Ozarks and School of the Ozarks First Missouri Purple Heart Schools

April 30, 2014

During the Opening Ceremonies for the 6th Annual "Branson.Com Honors Purple Heart Recipients," held at the Keeter Center of the College of the Ozarks on April 24, 2014, a special presentation was made to the "College of the Ozarks" and the "School of the Ozarks" by the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) designating them as a "Purple Heart College" and a "Purple Heart School." Everett Kelly, the State Commander, for the Department of Missouri, Military Order of the Purple Heart said... Continue reading ›


Unique Branson event honors America's Purple Heart Recipients

February 21, 2014

BRANSON, Mo., February 21, 2014 -- For the sixth straight year, America's Purple Heart Recipients will be hosted and honored in Branson during Branson.Com Honors Purple Heart Recipients being held in Branson April 24th through the 26th. The sole purpose of the event is to specifically remember and honor the sacrifices of those who have been wounded in combat while defending our country and have received the Purple Heart as a result of that service. It is the only event of its type and is... Continue reading ›


Vietnam Veterans Memorial On Display In Branson Over Memorial Day Weekend

May 22, 2014

BRANSON, Mo., May 22, 2014 â€" The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, known as “The Wall,” will be on display and open to the public for viewing at the Welk Resort Branson during the 2014 Memorial Day WeekendÂMay 23-26, 2014. Though the Welk Resort has displayed The Wall for the past 17 years during the Veteran's Homecoming Celebration in November, this will be the first time the memorial has been erected for Memorial Day. The official, half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial... Continue reading ›


Branson honors Veterans with America's biggest "Veterans Day" celebration

September 16, 2014

BRANSON, Mo., September 16, 2014 â€" "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... Continue reading ›


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