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.
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 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
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
|Mar 25 - Mar 29||Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Celebration|
|Saturday, Jun. 20||Branson Moose Lodge 2692 Boat Poker Run|
|Nov 5 - Nov 15||Veterans Appreciation at Titanic|
|Nov 5 - Nov 11||Veteran's Week|
|Thursday, Nov. 5||Opening Ceremony to Veterans Homecoming Week|
|Friday, Nov. 6||Veterans Spouses Luncheon|
|Saturday, Nov. 7||Persian Gulf War Veterans Mini Reunion|
|Saturday, Nov. 7||Veterans Sporting Clays Shoot|
|Sunday, Nov. 8||Women Veterans Mini Reunion|
|Monday, Nov. 9||19th Annual Military Gala & Banquet|
|Monday, Nov. 9||Korea War Veterans Mini Reunion|
|Tuesday, Nov. 10||Wal-Mart Tribute to Veterans|