Branson Honors Veterans Every Day!

Branson, Missouri, may be America's most veteran-friendly town. Branson salutes our veterans and active-duty armed forces year-round.

Their service, commitment and ultimate sacrifice is honored with multiple special events, warm welcomes and VIP treatment. Men and women veterans and active duty personnel from all branches and from all wars, conflicts and peacetime service are appreciated in the Branson/Lakes Area every day of the year.

In keeping with a long tradition of gratitude, many of the area shows recognize veterans, military personnel and their families through special patriotic musical numbers. Frequently the entire audience gives a resounding round of applause to say “Welcome Home” and “Thank You.” This commitment to honoring veterans can also be seen at area attractions, restaurants, museums and other businesses in a variety of ways.

Branson also hosts hundreds of military reunions. Military reunion groups often say that Branson is their #1 destination of choice.

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Annual Veterans/Active Duty Events in Branson:

Vietnam Veterans "Welcome Home Celebration" 

Late March/Early April

It's been four decades since our brave servicemen and servicewomen returned home from war in Southeast Asia, but many have never had a proper homecoming. Branson's Vietnam Veterans "Welcome Home Celebration" is intended to do just that. The series of events is held every year in late March or early April.

See scheduled Welcome Home Celebration events below

Armed Forces Remembrance Days

Third Week of May

Armed Forces Week begins on the second Saturday of May and ends with Armed Forces Day on the third Saturday of May. Active duty personnel and their families -- as well as veterans -- are invited to come to Branson for special salutes in their honor.

See scheduled Armed Forces Week events below

Veterans Homecoming Week - America's Largest Veterans Day Celebration

November 5 -11

America's largest Veterans Day celebration, "Veterans Homecoming Week," takes place in Branson, November 5-11 every year.  This seven day tribute includes many special events, many of which are free and all of which present patriotic salutes to Veterans.

See scheduled Veterans Week events below

2014 Veterans Events in Branson

Wednesday, Jan. 22  January Candlelight Vigil for the National Alliance on Mental Illness
Mar 26 - Mar 30  Vietnam Veterans "Welcome Home Celebration"
Mar 26 - Mar 29  Vietnam Veterans "Welcome Home Celebration" Registration & Veterans Expo
Thursday, Mar. 27  Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Ceremony
Friday, Mar. 28  Vietnam Veterans "Welcome Home Celebration" Meet & Greet
Saturday, Mar. 29  Flame of Freedom Ceremony
Saturday, Mar. 29  Ho Down BBQ
Saturday, Mar. 29  POW/MIA Awareness Ride & Flame of Freedom Ceremony
Saturday, Mar. 29  Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Celebration Parade
Saturday, Mar. 29  Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Celebration Parade
Sunday, Mar. 30  Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Celebration Closing Show
Apr 24 - Apr 26 Honors Purple Heart Recipients
May 14 - May 19  Armed Forces Remembrance Days
Wednesday, May. 14  Branson Veterans Taks Force - USO canteen-style show
Thursday, May. 15  Showboat Branson Belle - Special Armed Forces Day Salute
May 16 - May 18  Wheels for Freedom Car Show
Saturday, May. 17  8th Annual Pig Roast and Casino Night
Saturday, May. 17  Armed Forces Day Parade
Sunday, May. 18  Special Armed Forces Show - Clay Cooper
Monday, May. 19  11th Annual Veterans Assistance Benefit Show
Sunday, Nov. 2  24th Annual Branson Motorcycle Toy Run
Nov 5 - Nov 11  Veterans Homecoming Week
Nov 5 - Nov 10  Branson Veterans Task Force Day Room
Nov 5 - Nov 10  Branson Veterans Task Force Mess Hall Lunch
Nov 5 - Nov 10  Branson Veterans Task Force Vendor Village
Nov 5 - Nov 10  Registration & Souvenir Commemorative Collectors Button Sales
Nov 5 - Nov 10  Vietnam Veterans Traveling Memorial Wall
Wednesday, Nov. 5  Branson Veterans Task Force "Vets for Vets Celebration Show"
Wednesday, Nov. 5  Opening Ceremony and Patriotic Welcome to Veterans Homecoming Week
Nov 6 - Nov 10  Branson Veterans Task Force Reville & Retreat
Thursday, Nov. 6  Military Ball
Thursday, Nov. 6  POW/MIA Service
Thursday, Nov. 6  Stage Production of "Four-Star Country Boy"
Thursday, Nov. 6  Veterans Spouses Luncheon
Thursday, Nov. 6  War Documentary Film "Ghost War"
Friday, Nov. 7  Persian Gulf War Veterans Mini Reunion
Friday, Nov. 7  Tree Dedication at Veterans Grove
Friday, Nov. 7  Vietnam Veterans Mini-Reunion
Friday, Nov. 7  WWII Mini Reunion
Saturday, Nov. 8  18th Annual Military Gala & Banquet
Saturday, Nov. 8  Second Annual Navy Memorial
Saturday, Nov. 8  Stage Production of "Four-Star Country Boy"
Saturday, Nov. 8  Veterans Sporting Clays Shoot
Saturday, Nov. 8  Women Veterans Mini Reunion
Nov 9 - Nov 15  Titanic Honors Veterans
Sunday, Nov. 9  4th Infantry Division Hospitality Room
Sunday, Nov. 9  Korea War Veterans Mini Reunion
Sunday, Nov. 9  Rose Petal Ceremony 2014
Sunday, Nov. 9  Stage Production of "Four-Star Country Boy"
Monday, Nov. 10  Wal-Mart Tribute to Veterans
Tuesday, Nov. 11  Morning Flag Raising/Wreath Laying Ceremony
Tuesday, Nov. 11  Stage Production of "Four-Star Country Boy"
Tuesday, Nov. 11  Veterans Day Parade
Tuesday, Nov. 11  Veterans Week Closing Ceremony

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