Branson "Hand in Hand" honors Purple Heart Recipients

April 18, 2012

BRANSON, Mo (04/18/12) Branson's tradition of honoring America's Veterans, Active Duty Military Personnel and their families continues as the 4th “Hand-in-Hand Branson Honors Purple Heart Recipients," (Hand in Hand) is held in Branson April 26 through 28, 2012. Hand in Hand is a unique event in that it is the only Veteran's event dedicated to honoring and remembering those who have received the “Purple Heart” for wounds received in combat while serving in the Armed Forces of the United... Continue reading ›


Branson's Patriot's Corners perpetually honors America's Armed Forces

February 17, 2012

BRANSON, Mo. The genuine honoring of America's Veterans, active duty Armed Forces personnel and their families is an inherent part of the Branson spirit and what makes Branson such a unique and special place. Branson Veteran's Home Coming Week, running from Nov. 5 to 11 every year, is America's biggest Veterans Day celebration and one of the most well known ways that Branson honors those serving and who have served in our Nation's Armed Forces. However, it's an event like the "Hand in... Continue reading ›


Branson's Veterans Homecoming Week, America's largest Veterans Day Celebration, starts November 5

October 28, 2011

BRANSON, Mo. "'Branson's Veterans Homecoming Week,' Americas largest 'Veterans Day celebration,' starting on November 5 and running through November 11 is a special and exciting time for us in Branson," said Tammy Johnson, the Director of Operations for the Branson Tourism Center "It gives us a special dedicated opportunity to honor Veterans, active duty Armed Forces personnel and their families that goes beyond the way they are honored routinely in Branson on a daily basis. A... Continue reading ›


Branson's 78th annual Veterans Day Parade honors historical precedent

November 9, 2011

BRANSON, Mo. In keeping with the historical basis for the celebration of Veterans Day, Branson's 78th Annual Veterans Day Parade will march through Historic Downtown Branson on the "11th hour, of the eleventh day of the eleventh month." Although the "war to end all wars," World War I, was officially ended by the "Treaty of Versailles," signed in France on June 28, 1919, in fact, the actual fighting ceased months earlier when an "armistice," went into effect between the Allied Nations and... Continue reading ›


James "Gene" Iseminger a genuine hero and a great guy

May 20, 2011

In the April 30 edition of the "Branson Daily Independent," I pointed out that I had "messed up and needed your help to identify "the warrior hero in the middle of a picture with his son and daughter-in-law." The picture was taken just after the Closing Ceremony for the "3rd Hand in Hand Branson Honors Purple Heart Recipients" on April 30 at the Hamner Barber Theatre and was of a Purple Heart Recipient who had received his Purple Heart at the Battle of the Bulge during World War II. I pointed... Continue reading ›


Branson honors Purple Heart Recipients

April 28, 2011

Purple Heart Recipients from all around the country have gathered in Branson for the 3rd Annual "Hand in Hand Branson Honors Purple Heart Recipients" event which started April 28 and will end on Saturday, April 30. Registration and an opportunity to meet and fellowship took place at the Factory Merchants Mall the morning of April 28. Continuing a three year tradition, the events Registration was hosted by Chip and Sandy Milner. The story of just one couple, indicates the impact of this event... Continue reading ›


A "Marine's Marine," Captain Dale Dye, helps Branson celebrate 236th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps

September 23, 2011

BRANSON, Mo. As they have done for over 90 years, whether on active duty or discharged, U.S. Marines, and their families and friends will pause on November 10th to celebrate the birthday of their beloved Corps. This year will be the 236th celebration since its inception by a resolution of the Continental Congress on November 10, 1775. Since then, “The Few, The Proud, The United States Marine Corps” has served America with honor and distinction in every conflict from the Revolutionary War... Continue reading ›


Branson's Veterans Homecoming Week Honors Veterans, active duty Military and their families

October 2, 2011

"The honoring of Veterans, active duty Armed Forces personnel and their families is an inherent element of the Branson spirit of God, Country and Family that makes Branson the wonderful place to live and visit," said Stephanie Milton, Director of Special Events for the Branson Tourism Center. "Branson's seven day 'Veterans Homecoming Week,' running from November 5 through November 11," is is Americas largest Veterans Day celebration and is filled with events and activities honoring... Continue reading ›


Award Winning Actor Muse Watson speaks at Branson Unveiling Ceremony for The Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Branson

October 26, 2011

BRANSON, Mo. Muse Watson, the actor best known for his role as retired NIS agent Mike Franks, played a former Marine and Vietnam Veteran on the award winning hit drama "NCIS." But when it comes to courage under fire Watson knows our veterans and military are the real "stars." On November 4th Watson will stand together with the Branson Veterans Task Force and veterans from all over the world in Branson, MO to speak at the unveiling ceremony for "The Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall,"... Continue reading ›


Honoring of Purple Heart recipients is truly a Branson community event

March 26, 2011

"One of the really neat things about 'Hand in Hand Branson Honors Purple Heart Recipients' is the heartfelt support it gets from some of the individuals, businesses and groups within the Branson community," said Marlyce Stockinger, the Event Coordinator. She said that the event, sponsored by "Hand in Hand For Veterans," a non-profit corporation will be held April 28 through April 30 and would not be possible without the cooperation of many people and businesses such as Dave Hamner and Jim... Continue reading ›


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