Veterans News


'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... 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 ›


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 ›


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 ›


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