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 ›


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 ›


Hat at auction reunites two Navy Veterans after 61 years

November 10, 2013

  BRANSON, Mo., November 10, 2013 – Branson's Veterans Week is a time for Veterans to relax, have fun, be honored and there might very well be hundreds of individuals being reunited with someone they haven't seen in decades. It is highly unlikely however, that many such reunions will reunite two shipmates who served together for four years, have been separated for 61 years and are together this week as the result of a hat and a chance meeting at an auction. When Eric Prey, a... Continue reading ›


Branson hosts America's biggest "Veterans Day" celebration

October 17, 2013

BRANSON, Mo., October 17, 2013 - "Inherent to the Branson Spirit of God, Family and Country is patriotism and the honoring of Veterans, active duty Armed Forces personnel and their families," said Tammy Johnson the Director of Operations for the Branson Tourism Center. "Veterans and active duty Military Armed Forces personnel are honored on a daily basis, but even by Branson standards 'Branson's Veterans Homecoming Week' is special.'" She points out that it is the nation's biggest... Continue reading ›


Behind the Curtain – Branson personalities share a Tony Orlando moment

November 12, 2013

When Main Street Lake Cruises' 100 foot luxury yacht the "Landing Princess" left her moorings at the Main Street Marina on the evening of November 10 it was on a special cruise to honor Tony Orlando and his service to Branson and Veterans. It was an evening filled with elegant dining, fellowship and memories of Tony's 20 years in Branson. While on the cruise, and exclusively for this "Behind the Curtain" article, various friends and associates of Tony were asked, "impromptu," to share... Continue reading ›


Branson first Missouri Purple Heart City to display "Purple Heart City" highway signs

October 23, 2013

  BRANSON, Mo., October 23, 2013 - At its May 8, 2012 meeting, the Board of Aldermen for the city of Branson passed a Resolution proclaiming itself as a "Purple Heart City" and presented the Proclamation to Everett Kelly, Commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) Department of Missouri in a special ceremony. A press release from MOPH said that the Proclamation made Branson the first Purple Heart City in the State of Missouri and that Branson, "Already regarded as... Continue reading ›


Sergeant Cabanting celebrates "Alive Day" in Branson

October 27, 2013

BRANSON, Mo., October 27, 2013 - One's "Birthday" is an annual event celebrating the date of their birth, the day their life began. Ones "Alive Day" is the date celebrated by a member of the U.S. Armed Forces that they received near fatal injuries from which they survived; the day they got a second chance at life. For Nebraska Army National Guard Sergeant Dennis Cabanting that date was November 10th, 2006. While escorting a convoy in Western Iraq, the Humvee that he was a gunner in was hit by... Continue reading ›


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