Selfless act of kindness honors Veterans

January 27, 2013

BRANSON, Mo., January 27, 2013 -- It's somehow fitting that the birthday wish of 13 year old Savannah Sinclair became one of the very first donations to the "Kids Of Our Heroes Adventure Camp (KOHAC)" for kids who have lost a parent in combat while serving as a member of the U.S. Armed Forces. Savannah said, "I have always honored Veterans because they sacrifice so much and chose to fight for our freedom." She went on to explain that she wanted to do something special to honor them so... 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 ›


USS Point Cruz Reunion remembers "The Navy's Baby"

September 18, 2012

BRANSON, Mo., September 17, 2012 -- What does the reunion of the USS Point Cruz in Branson, September 10 - 14 of 2012 have to do the with an emaciated near death two month old Korean Caucasian baby in a Korean orphanage in 1953" Actually, quite a bit according to Daniel Edward Keenan, who was that dying baby. "If not for the intervention of the Point Cruz, I would not be here today. They literally saved my life," he said. Keenan and the Point Cruz first "met" in September of 1953 when... Continue reading ›


Branson hosts America's largest Veterans Day Celebration

October 7, 2012

BRANSON, Mo., October 7, 2012 -- "Honoring America's Veterans, active duty Armed Forces personnel and their families is an important part of Branson's heritage and tradition," said Tiffany Isnard, the Director of Marketing for the Branson Tourism Center. "It is something that is part of Branson's heart and spirit and is done on a daily basis, but nowhere is it more evident than during Branson's annual 'Veterans Homecoming Week' running from November 5 through November 11." The week long... Continue reading ›


Branson Veterans Homecoming includes First Annual Naval Memorial

November 8, 2012

BRANSON, Mo., November 8, 2012 -- Branson's Veterans Homecoming Week, the Nation's largest annual "Veterans Day" celebration running from November 5 through November 11 is intended to do one thing, honor the service and sacrifices of our Veterans, active duty military personnel and their families. In that spirit, this year's event included the "First Annual Naval Memorial (Memorial)" specifically honoring those who have served in the U.S. Navy." About 75 Veterans, mostly U.S. Navy, along... Continue reading ›


Branson celebrates 237th Birthday of U.S. Marine Corps with Ball November 6th

October 2, 2012

BRANSON, Mo., October 2, 2012 -- The U. S. Marine Corps will celebrate its 237th Birthday on November 10, 2012. As part of Branson's Veterans Homecoming Week, America's Largest Veterans Day Celebration, held each year from November 5 through November 11, the 237th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps will be celebrated with the traditional Marine Corps Ball on Tuesday, November 6th at The Chateau on the Lake. Marlyce Stockinger, Director of Advertising & Public Relations for Branson.Com... Continue reading ›


Branson Tourism Center partners with Cell Phones for Soldiers to provide free phone calls for Troops

October 11, 2012

BRANSON, Mo., October 11, 2012 -- The Branson Tourism Center and non-profit Cell Phones for Soldiers Inc. are asking local residents and businesses to help troops call home by donating gently-used cellular phones. Although the military landscape is ever changing, as many as 369,000 troops are serving in the U.S. military overseas around the world. The cell phones donated to Cell Phones for Soldiers, provide troops with that precious connection to loved ones back home. Beginning today... Continue reading ›


Branson event honors Purple Heart Recipients

February 8, 2012

One of the things that Branson, Missouri is known for is its passionate dedicated support for America's veterans, active duty military and their families. Americas largest Veterans Day celebration, Branson's seven day "Veterans Homecoming Week," is a focal point of that support, but it is day to day recognition and honoring, by the majority of Branson's shows, businesses and a multitude of smaller events throughout the year, that show the depth of Branson's true commitment, spirit and heart... Continue reading ›


Branson Becomes Missouri's First Purple Heart City

May 6, 2012

BRANSON, Mo., May 6, 2012 -- The supporting and honoring of our Nations Veterans, Active Duty Military and their families is an inherent part of the heritage, tradition, spirit and fabric of what makes Branson such a unique and special place. With the expected passing of a resolution "Proclaiming the City of Branson As A Purple Heart City, (Proclamation)," at its May 8 Board of Aldermen Meeting and its receipt on behalf of the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH), by Everett Kelly... Continue reading ›


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