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.
Current Edition of The Branson Bugle
Annual Veterans/Active Duty Events in Branson:
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
2013 Veterans Events in Branson
|Saturday, Mar. 30||Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration Kickoff, The Keeter Center at College of the Ozarks|
|Apr 4 - Apr 7||Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Celebration, See details|
|Friday, Apr. 5||Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Celebration Opening Show, Dick Clark's American Bandstand Theater|
|Saturday, Apr. 6||Flame of Freedom Ceremony, Radisson Hotel|
|Saturday, Apr. 6||POW/MIA Awareness Ride, Ride begins at Branson Mill Mall, ends at Radisson Hotel|
|Sunday, Apr. 7||Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Closing Show, Clay Cooper Theater|
|Sunday, Apr. 7||Vietnam Veterans Parade, Branson Landing|
|Apr 25 - Apr 27||Hand in Hand Branson Honors Purple Heart Recipients|
|Thursday, May. 16||Special Armed Forces Day Salute, Showboat Branson Belle|
|May 16 - May 18||53rd Plumb Nellie Arts & Craft Festival, Downtown Branson|
|Friday, May. 17||Meet and Greet On the Strip, Veterans Memorial Museum|
|Friday, May. 17||Thunderation Celebration, Hughes Brothers Theatre|
|Saturday, May. 18||Armed Forces Parade, Branson Landing|
|Saturday, May. 18||7th Annual Pig Roast and Casino Night, Lions Club Building, 1015 E. Hwy 76|
|Sunday, May. 19||Special Armed Forces Weekend Show, Clay Cooper Theatre|
|Monday, May. 20||10th Annual Veterans Assistance Benefit Show , Hamner Barber Theater|
|Jun 6 - Jun 9||Disabled Veterans Golf Tournament, Holiday Hills Golf Course|
|Nov 5 - Nov 11||Veteran's Week|
|Tuesday, Nov. 5||Patriotic Welcome to Veterans Homecoming Week - Official Opening Ceremony, Clay Cooper Theatre|
|Nov 5 - Nov 11||Remembering Our Fallen, Branson Mall|
|Wednesday, Nov. 6||Veterans Spouses Luncheon, Radisson Hotel|
|Thursday, Nov. 7||Persian Gulf War Veterans Mini Reunion, Golden Corral|
|Thursday, Nov. 7||Vietnam Veterans Mini Reunion, Camden Hotel & Conference Center|
|Friday, Nov. 8||Women Veterans Mini Reunion, Golden Corral|
|Saturday, Nov. 9||Korean War Veterans Mini Reunion, Stone Castle Inn|
|Sunday, Nov. 10||Wal-Mart Tribute to Veterans , Wal-Mart Supercenter|
|Monday, Nov. 11||Veteran's Day Parade, Downtown Branson|
|Monday, Nov. 11||Veteran's Day Flag Ceremony, Big Cedar Lodge|