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 ›


'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 ›


"A hero worth listening to" Keynotes 7th Annual Branson.Com Honors Purple Heart Recipients Banquet

April 13, 2015

When Purple Heart Recipients from all around the country gather in Branson, Missouri from Thursday, April 23 through Saturday April 25, 2015, it will be the seventh 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, "The event, started by Branson.Com in conjunction with the assistance and support of the 'The Military Order of the... Continue reading ›


Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial on display at Welk Resort

October 27, 2014

"For the 18th consecutive year, the 'Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial' (Memorial) will be on display at the Welk Resort in Branson during Branson Veterans Home Coming Week" said Chris Cathcart, the Marketing Manager for the Welk Resort. "It has always been our privilege to honor our Veterans, active duty military personnel and their families who have sacrificed so much for us. Our long standing tradition of displaying the Memorial in Branson during 'Branson Veterans Home Coming Week' is... Continue reading ›


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