Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) Calls All Combat Wounded Veterans to Branson

March 16, 2010

For the second straight year, the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) is proud to encourage all of its members to participate in the special salute to Purple Heart veterans by, being held in Branson, Missouri on April 22-24, 2010, and to invite all veterans to join them in this special event. This special “Hand in Hand Branson Honors Purple Heart Recipients” event takes place over three fun-packed days and features a wide variety of dining, entertainment and sporting... Continue reading ›


Branson Veterans Task Force Honors the Four Chaplains, Heroes of WWII

February 18, 2010

On February 28, 2010, at 6:00pm, at the Skyline Baptist Church, 949 State Highway 165 in Branson, will host an event honoring the Four Chaplains who gave their lives for their men in WWII. Pastor Norm Howell will host the program and introduce the guest speaker, Chaplain (Colonel) Paul Vicalvi, US Army, Retired. Chaplain Vicalvi is the Executive Director of the National Association of Evangelicals Chaplain Commission. George L. Fox, Alexander D. Goode, Clark V. Poling and John P. Washington... Continue reading ›


Branson honors Purple Heart Recipients

April 22, 2010

The nation’s only event designed to honor and remember the sacrifices of those who have received the Purple Heart for combat wounds received while serving our nation is under way in Branson, Missouri. The three day event entitled, “Hand in Hand Branson Honors Purple Heart Recipients (Hand in Hand)” is sponsored by Branson.Com and will run through Apr. 24. After a morning of fellowship, comradeship and reminiscing during registration at the Factory Merchants Mall, the Opening Ceremony... Continue reading ›


A severely wounded warrior is honored

June 26, 2010

The cost of war is not small or paid solely on the battlefield. Physical death and injury happens on the battlefield, but that’s just the down payment on the total price that those injured and killed and their families will pay as a result of what has happened. U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Robert Henline and his family are an example of those who have paid war’s price. As Staff Sergeant Henline’s Frontier Airline flight arrived at the Branson Airport on the afternoon of June 24 he was... Continue reading ›


Arkansas school's unique artwork part of Branson's Veterans Homecoming Week

November 6, 2010

Bernice and Joe Carter from Ft. Smith AR delivered a special piece of artwork for display in the Branson Veterans Homecoming Week Day Room in the Factory Merchants Mall in Branson. Bernice Carter said that the unique piece of artwork was a project the elementary students and teachers of Union Christian Academy in Ft. Smith. The school was the only Arkansas school selected by the National Veterans Task Force Road Show An article by the "Times Record On Line said, "Union Christian Academy's... Continue reading ›


Star studded Branson Veterans Homecoming Opening-Closing ceremonies

October 30, 2010

Branson's Veterans Homecoming is a week long celebration that will run from November 5 through November 11. "There is a variety of events all with the same theme, to honor America’s Military and their families," said Tammy Johnson, the Director of Operations for the Branson Tourism Center. She points out that many of the events are free to Veterans and their families including the star studded Opening and Closing Ceremonies. The Opening Ceremony will be at the Sight and Sound Theatre, the... Continue reading ›


Traveling Liberty Bell will toll during Branson Veterans Home Coming Week

October 28, 2010

"Branson's celebration of 'Branson Veterans Home Coming Week,' is a week long celebration honoring America’s Veterans, active duty Armed Forces personnel and their families," said Tammy Johnson, the Director of Operations for the Branson Tourism Center. "It is filled with events and activities, most of which are free to Veterans, all with the same theme, to honor America’s Military and their families and was recently selected by the American Bus Association (ABA) for its "2010 List of... Continue reading ›


27th Infantry Regiment "Wolfhounds" to celebrate 19th Annual Reunion in Branson

August 20, 2010

The 27th Infantry Regiment Historical Society, Inc. is hosting their 19th Annual Reunion at The Stone Castle Hotel & Conference Center in Branson, Missouri, August 25-28, 2010. The Wolfhounds, (part of) the 27th Infantry will be represented by LTC Daniel B. Wilson, Commander, 2nd Battalion and 15 active duty servicemen from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. LTC Wilson will be presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to SPC Adolph Rios, Jr. for his service as a combat medic carrying wounded... Continue reading ›


"Hand-in-Hand Branson Honors Purple Heart Recipients" expanded

January 23, 2010

There is synergy that results in enhancing the experience that veterans, active duty military and their families have in Branson, Missouri. It simply and naturally flows from the way Branson sincerely respects their sacrifice and service and honors them. It is that synergy that led to the success of the first “Hand-in-Hand Branson Honors Purple Heart Recipients” event held in Branson on April 24 and 25, 2009. Marlyce Stockinger, Director of Advertising and Public Relations... Continue reading ›


"Doc" Ballard, Missouri’s only living Medal of Honor Recipient visits Branson

December 4, 2009

Missouri’s only living Medal of Honor recipient, Colonel Don “Doc” Ballard was in Branson this week on business. Among other things he attended the dinner and the Sarah Palin Convocation at the College of the Ozarks as an honored guest and visited with Marlyce Stockinger, Director of Advertising and Public Relations for Branson.Com. They talked about various veterans activities and services in Branson and some of the events sponsored by Branson.Com and Branson Tourism Center such as... Continue reading ›


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