Veterans News

Unique Branson event honors Purple Heart Recipients for eighth consecutive year

April 11, 2016

  When Purple Heart Recipients from all around the country gather in Branson, Missouri from Thursday, April 21 through Saturday April 23, 2016, it will be the eighth consecutive year that Branson.Com has hosted Branson.Com Honors Purple Heart Recipients. Annette Wood, the Director of Sales and Marketing for the Branson Tourism Center, the parent company of Branson.Com, said, "We are honored and privileged to have been be able to host this unique event, dedicated to remembering... Continue reading ›

New route and best viewing opportunities for 83rd Branson Veterans Day Parade

September 28, 2016

"For the last couple of years the Downtown Streetscape project in historic downtown caused a change in the traditional route of the Branson Veterans Day Parade," said Preston Garrison, the Director of Operations for the Branson Tourism Center, one of Branson's largest providers of tourism services and information. "With the completion of Phase I of the project, the 2016 routing for the parade will again have it going down Commercial Street, through the center of Historic Down Town Branson,"... Continue reading ›

How many of these November 2015 Branson highlights would you like to see?

October 22, 2015

"With Branson's Veterans Week, Ozark Mountain Christmas, Silver Dollar City's Old Time Christmas, Branson's Christmas shows, and Thanksgiving, the month of November is easily one of the busiest and most exciting months of the year," said Annette Wood, the Director of Sales and Marketing for the Branson Tourism Center. "From the nation's largest Veteran's Day Celebration, to what may very well be its biggest celebration of the traditional American Christmas, and so much more, Branson will be... Continue reading ›

'Branson Veterans Homecoming Week' honors America's Veterans from the heart

October 15, 2015

"Honoring America's Veterans, those currently serving in its Armed Forces, and their families for their service and sacrifice is an inherent part of what Branson is," said Annette Wood, the Director of Sales and Marketing for the Branson Tourism Center. "Even by Branson standards however, 'Branson Veterans Homecoming Week' is special," she added. The annual event is one of the, if not the biggest, Veterans Day tributes in America, and is celebrated from November 5 through November 11. It... Continue reading ›

Streetscape project impacts Branson Veterans Day Parade Route for 2nd year

November 6, 2015

"The delay in the completion of the Downtown Streetscape project in historic downtown Branson might change the route, but the 82nd Branson Veterans Day Parade will start on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month," said Annette Wood, Director of Sales and Marketing for the Branson Tourism Center. "This continues an uninterrupted, 82 year tradition of Branson honoring America's Veterans that transcends the area becoming a major tourist destination," she added. She points out that... Continue reading ›

Blessing or luck, crew of the 'Lucky Lady' celebrates 70th Annual Reunion

October 13, 2015

Recently, the crew of the "Lucky Lady," more formally known as the U.S.S. Santa Fe (CL-60), a Cleveland class light cruiser, celebrated their 70th Annual Reunion in Branson, Missouri. Melissa McGowan, a Group Sales Manager for the Branson Tourism Center Groups Department, worked with the group in planning and conducting the reunion. She said, "It's always an honor and privilege to work with our military groups, but this group was special." "It was an absolute pleasure to be with them and... Continue reading ›

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