One two punch provides biggest week of Branson season

November 3, 2014

"I can safely say that, although every week in Branson is full of excitement, entertainment, natural beauty, shopping and dozens of things to see and do, it is extremely unlikely that any other week compares with the one two punch of what happens during the week of Nov. 5 through Nov. 11 each year," said Annette Wood, the Director of Sales and Marketing for the Branson Tourism Center "The combination of Branson Veterans Homecoming Week with the first full week of Branson's Ozark Mountain... 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 ›


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 ›


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 ›


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 ›


Purple Heart Recipients to be honored by Branson.Com

August 11, 2013

BRANSON, Mo., August 11, 2013 -- "The sixth annual 'Branson.Com Honors Purple Heart Recipients,' will be held on April 24 - 26 in Branson," said Tiffany Isnard, Director of Marketing for the Branson Tourism Center. This unique event is the only Veteran's event dedicated to 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 officially supported by "The Military Order of the... Continue reading ›


Branson Trout Tournament honors Purple Heart Recipients

April 27, 2013

BRANSON, MO, April 26, 2013 -- Amid the rain storms that plagued the Branson Area on Friday, Apr. 26 a very special trout tournament was held at Scotty's Trout Dock on the Lake Taneycomo lake front. The tournament was part of the three day "Hand in Hand Branson Honors Purple Heart Recipients," event running from April 25 through Apr. 27. Now in its fifth year, the event is the only one of its type and is designed to honor and remember the sacrifices of those who have received the Purple Heart... 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 ›


Purple Heart Recipients to be honored in Branson

March 27, 2013

BRANSON, MO, March 27, 2013 -- As part of its support and dedication to America's Veterans, active duty military and their families Branson hosts Americas largest Veterans Day celebration, its seven day "Veterans Homecoming Week" each year from November 5 through 11. Although certainly a major part of that support, it is the everyday routine honoring and recognition of America's Veterans and active duty military personnel by the majority of Branson's attractions, shows, businesses and the... Continue reading ›


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