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Veterans Homecoming Week

From November 5-11 each year, Branson hosts Veterans Homecoming Week, an annual celebration to revere and remember the brave men and women who served our nation.

A look at Branson's veterans parade during Homecoming Week.

Branson is known as one of the most veteran-friendly, patriotic cities in America. Although Branson honors Veterans every day of the year, Veterans Homecoming Week is a special annual event for servicemembers and their families.

Veterans Homecoming Week will host many different occasions for veterans and their families to be part of including mini reunions, memorials, a military ball and the Veteran’s Day Parade.

2022 Veterans Homecoming Week Events

Nov 5-10

  • Veterans Village
    • Ballparks of America, Buildings 2 & 3, 1000 Pat Nash Dr., Branson. Day room is open 9am-4pm daily, and Mess Hall lunch is free to Veterans, $6 for guests, daily 11:30 AM -1:30 PM.
  • Traveling Vietnam Veteran Memorial Wall
    • Open to public at The Lodges at Timber Ridge, formerly known as the Welk Resort. Official half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the most visited memorial in Washington, D.C., nearly 240 ft. long and listing more than 58,000 names of the nation’s fallen heroes in the Vietnam conflict. 

Nov. 5

  • Vets for Vets Show
    • Nashville Roadhouse Theatre, 3750 W. 76 Country Blvd., Branson. 2pm. Vets for Vets Celebration Show is a USO-Style production. The celebration show is made up of military and veteran entertainers. Free admission to vets and spouse.
  • Opening Ceremonies
    • Americana Theater, 2905 W. Hwy 76, Branson. 5-6:30pm. NO admittance charge. Open to all veterans and their families. No reservations are required. For information, contact Dee at 870-421-3511.
  • Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial Opening Ceremony
    • Opening Ceremony, 10:00 am at Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial, “The Wall,” conducted by the Branson Veterans of America 913. Located at Branson Hillside Hotel, 1984 Historic Hwy 165, Ste A, Branson.

Nov. 6

  • IMAX Military Film Fest
    • Branson’s IMAX Entertainment Complex will host a military film fest featuring the documentary "Journey to Honor" tells the heroic life story of 3 Oklahoma WWII veterans and their emotional journey to Washington, DC with Honor Flight. "Skytrain" tells the story of a pilot, a paratrooper and the plane that brought them together in WWII. Tickets available at 7:30 am the morning of the film at the IMAX box office. Seating at 8:00 am  Showtime 8:30 am. Free Admission for Veterans and $6 for everyone else.
  • Sunday Worship Service
    • Baldknobbers Theatre, 645 St. Hwy 165., Branson. 10am. Join Barbara Fairchild, along with husband Roy Morris, for a morning of inspiration and worship. Free admission, donations welcome.
  • Vietnam Vets Reunion
    • Stone Castle, 3050 Green Mountain Dr, Branson. 1pm-4pm. Hot lunch, entertainment, door prizes, and lots of time to talk. RSVP Dee at 870-421-3511.

Nov. 7

  • Sandbox Party
    • Mel's Hard Luck Diner, 2800 W 76 Country Blvd., Branson. 8:30am-10am, Mel’s Hard Luck Diner in the Grand Village is providing breakfast for those who’ve served in the Gulf War or after. NO admittance charge. RSVP Dee at 870-421-3511.
  • IMAX Military Film Fest
    • Branson’s IMAX Entertainment Complex will host a military film fest featuring the documentary “Dear Sirs" is a poignant documentary exploring the story of an American World War II Prisoner of War from Rock Springs, Wyoming held in Metz, France. The filmmakers will be in attendance for a live Q&A after the showing. Tickets available at 7:30 am the morning of the film at the IMAX box office. Seating at 8:00 am  Showtime 8:30 am. Free Admission for Veterans and $6 for everyone else.
  • Hearts and Hopes of Heroes
    • Starting Monday afternoon at 2:30-4:00, this tribute features young people coming together from around the country to perform as part of a 300 person mass choir honoring all veterans. This presentation will highlight the life of veterans, the adventure of new experiences, shared hardship and triumph. Tickets cost $30, but Veterans can purchase tickets for 50% off but using the promo code: "ThankYou".
  • Homefront Hero's (Spouses) Salute
    • Stone Castle, 3050 Green Mountain Dr., Branson. 4-6pm. Join us for entertainment, hot lunch, gifts, and door prizes. RSVP by calling Dee at 870-421-3511 or online at www.veteransshow.com
  • Veterans Show, Clay Cooper Theatre
    • 3216 W. 76 Country Blvd., Branson. Tickets to 10AM Hot Rods & High Heels 1950’s show will be $20 each. That ticket will also reserve your seat for lunch and the afternoon Veterans Show. Seating for lunch and the afternoon show is not guaranteed if an advance ticket has not been purchased. Reservations 417-332-2529.

Nov. 8

    • IMAX Military Film Fest

      • Branson’s IMAX Entertainment Complex will host a military film fest featuring the documentary “That's all Brother! Parts 1&3" It tells the story of a C47 Skytrain nicknamed "That's All Brother" that left England in 1944 to drop troops into Normandy. She disappeared after the war...until a scrapyard discovery in 2015. Tickets available at 7:30 am the morning of the film at the IMAX box office. Seating at 8:00 am  Showtime 8:30 am. Free Admission for Veterans and $6 for everyone else.
    • POW/MIA Service of Remembrance 
      • The Lodges at Timber Ridge, formerly known as Welk Resort, 1984 St. Hwy 165, Branson, MO. 8am. Outdoors at Vietnam Memorial Wall, weather permitting – will move inside if weather is extreme. Guest speaker, David Arzani, TM1 (SS/DV) USN. No admittance charge, public welcome. Information 417-336-4232
      • WWII and Korean War Vets Mini Reunion
        • Stone Castle, 3050 Green Mountain Dr., Branson. 2-4pm. Coffee, dessert, door prizes. No admittance charge. For information call Kathy and Mac, 417-230 -1282.
      • Medics, Nurses and Combat Vets Mini Reunion
        • Grand Pavilion at Westgate Resort, 2201 Roark Valley Rd., Branson, 2-4pm. Join your brothers and sisters in arms for a time of bonding and fellowship. For more information contact [email protected] or 417-332-3557.
      • 10th Annual Navy Memorial Service
        • Grand Pavilion at Westgate Resort, 2201 Roark Valley Rd., Branson. 8:30 am. Public bell tolling ceremony to honor the lives and service of Naval shipmates. Please join us for this free service at 8:30 am for coffee and entertainment, followed by the service, which will begin at 9:00 am. For information call Becky at 417-332-3557 or email [email protected]

      Nov. 9

      • IMAX Military Film Fest
        • Branson’s IMAX Entertainment Complex will host a military film fest featuring the documentary “Dear Sirs" is a poignant documentary exploring the story of an American World War II Prisoner of War from Rock Springs, Wyoming held in Metz, France. The filmmakers will be in attendance for a live Q&A after the showing. Tickets available at 7:30 am the morning of the film at the IMAX box office. Seating at 8:00 am  Showtime 8:30 am. Free Admission for Veterans and $6 for everyone else.
      • 26th Military Gala and Banquet 
        • Chateau on the Lake, 415 St. Hwy 265, Branson. 5-11pm. $55 a person. All branches, all wars welcome, public invited. Dinner, USMC Birthday Cake Cutting, Dancing, Fireworks, Entertainment. Business attire, after 5, Uniforms, Mess Dress, formal wear, please. Reservations required 417-336-4232.
      • Women Veterans Rose Petal Ceremony
        • Stone Castle Hotel & Conference Center 3050 Green Mountain Drive, Branson. 11:30am. Please Join us for the annual luncheon hosted by the Branson Veterans Task Force where we recognize women's contributions to the United States Armed Forces.  Lunch is free to all women veterans, $10 for all other adults, $5 for ages 4-12, 3 and under are free. Contact [email protected] or call 417-332-3557.
      • Gold Star, Silver Star & Blue Star Mother's Afternoon Dessert
        • Gold Star, Silver Star, and Blue Star Mothers should call Fran Davis at 417-272-0630 for more information. You can also email the chapter at [email protected], a reservation is required.

      Nov. 10

      • IMAX Military Film Fest
        • Branson’s IMAX Entertainment Complex will host a military film fest featuring the documentary "The Donut Dollies." In 1968, two best friends joined an elite team and flew into a war zone wearing powder blue dresses. They were Red Cross Donut Dollies. Their mission - cheer up Vietnam's GIs.Tickets available at 7:30 am the morning of the film at the IMAX box office. Seating at 8:00 am  Showtime 8:30 am. Free Admission for Veterans and $6 for everyone else.
      • 13th Annual Tribute to the Veterans Show
        • Tribute Show: Mansion Theatre, 189 Expressway Lane, Branson. 8:30-11am. Pre-show starts at 8:30 a.m. Main show at 9:00 a.m. The event will be co-hosted by Barbara Fairchild and Roy Morris again this year! Guest Speaker Rear Admiral Jeff Penfield, USN Ret, Camp Valor Outdoors.
        • Lunch afterward: Branson Event Center, 4562 N. Gretna Rd., Branson. 11:30am-1:30pm. For info, call Dee 870-421-3511 or visit www.veteransshow.com.

      Nov. 11

      • Veterans Day Sunrise Service
        • College of the Ozarks Patriotic Park, 100 Opportunity Way, Point Lookout, MO.  7am.  For more information, visit www.cofo.edu.
      • Annual Veterans Day Parade
        • Annual Veterans Day Parade, Downtown Branson, hosted by Branson Veterans of America 913. Starts at 11:00 am. 
      • Military Discounts at Pink Adventure Tours Nov. 11th-13th
        • Pink Jeep Tours proudly supports our military, and as a special thank you for your service, is pleased to offer a 20% discount for U.S. active or retired military, veterans, and military reservists. Good for Nov. 11th -13th, 2022. Stop by the Pink Jeep Tours Office on Hwy 76 or call (800) 873-3662 to make your reservation today!

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