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 ›


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 ›


"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 ›


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 ›


Seventh Annual "Branson.Com Honors Purple Heart Recipients" Apr.23 - 25

January 27, 2015

  “The Seventh Annual ‘Branson.Com Honors Purple Heart Recipients,’ will be held in Branson, Missouri on April 23 through April 25," said Annette Wood, the Director of Sales and Marketing for the Branson Tourism Center. " is honored to host this unique event dedicated to serving, honoring and remembering those who have received the 'Purple Heart' for combat wounds received while serving in the Armed Forces of the United States of America and is appreciative of 'The... Continue reading ›


"Against All Odds" the Copper Coin serves Branson Shoppers

September 1, 2014

That might seem like an odd headline, but along with "two pennies" and a trust in God, "Against All Odds" is not only the name of a book that Susan Abar wrote telling her remarkable story of courage, endurance and faith, but an accurate summary of what her chances were of living; let alone ever opening and operating a gift shop in historic downtown Branson or, for that matter, anywhere else. "The Copper Coin," operated with her husband Ron, sells many gifts, but its spirit is based on our... 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 ›


Vietnam Veterans Memorial On Display In Branson Over Memorial Day Weekend

May 22, 2014

BRANSON, Mo., May 22, 2014 – 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 Weekend May 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 – "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 ›


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 ›


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