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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.

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.

2021 Veterans Homecoming Week Events

Nov 5-11

  • 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 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

  • 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. Featured guest speaker is our State Rep. Brian Seitz, US Army Airborne veteran.
  • Vets for Vets Show
    • Branson Star 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
    • 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.

Nov. 6

  • IMAX Military Film Fest
    • Branson’s IMAX Entertainment Complex will host a military film fest featuring the documentary “Shoji Tabuchi: An American Dream.” 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.
  • Sandbox Party
    • 2800 W. 76 Country Blvd., Branson. 8:30-10am. 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.
  • Vietnam Vets Reunion
    • 3050 Green Mountain Dr., Branson. Noon-3pm. Hot lunch, entertainment, door prizes, and lots of time to talk. RSVP Dee at 870-421-3511.

Nov. 7

  • IMAX Military Film Fest
    • Branson’s IMAX Entertainment Complex will host a military film fest featuring the documentary “No Greater Love.” 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
  • 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.
  • Homefront Hero's Spouses Luncheon
    • Stone Castle, 3050 Green Mountain Dr., Branson. 1-3pm. Join us for entertainment, hot lunch, gifts, and door prizes. RSVP by calling Dee at 870-421-3511 or online at www.veteransshow.com

Nov. 8

  • Hearts and Hopes of Heroes
    • Mansion Theatre, 189 Expressway Lane, Branson. 2:30-4:00 pm. Hearts and Hopes of Heroes is a special youth tribute honoring all veterans. Young people from around the country will come together to perform as part of a 300-person mass choir. For tickets www.themansiontheatre.com
  • IMAX Military Film Fest
    • Branson’s IMAX Entertainment Complex will host a military film fest featuring the documentary “Scramble the Seawolves.” 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.
  • POW/MIA Service of Remembrance 
    • Welk Resort, 1984 St. Hwy 165, Branson, MO. 8am. Outdoors at Vietnam Memorial Wall, weather permitting – will move inside if weather is extreme. No admittance charge, public welcome. Information 417-336-4232
  • Veterans Show, Clay Cooper Theatre
    • 3216 W. 76 Country Blvd., Branson. Tickets to 10AM Hot Rods & High Heels 1950’s show will be $18 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.
  • 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.

Nov. 9

  • IMAX Military Film Fest
    • Branson’s IMAX Entertainment Complex will host a military film fest featuring the documentary “Vietnam War Miracle.” 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.
  • 9th 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]
  • Gold Star, Silver Star and Blue Star Mother's Afternoon Dessert
    • Gold Star, Silver Star, and Blue Star Mothers present Blue & Gold Dessert at Heroes Taste & Taps Restaurant. “Mindfulness” by Shifu Jerry Erickson starts at 2:00 pm. For information call Rebecca at 618-308-2086.
  • 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.
  • 25th Military Gala and Banquet 
    • Chateau on the Lake, 415 St. Hwy 265, Branson. 5-11pm. $55 a person. Saluting the 100th Anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown and Tomb Guards. 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.

Nov. 10

  • IMAX Military Film Fest
    • Branson’s IMAX Entertainment Complex will host a military film fest featuring the documentary “American Medivac.” 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.
  • 12th 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!
    • Lunch: 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.
  • 89th Annual Veterans Day Parade
    • Annual Veterans Day Parade, Downtown Branson, hosted by Branson Veterans of America 913. Starts at 11:00 am. For more information, contact Bob Sarver 417-294-0728

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