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, and the Veteran’s Day Parade.
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.
Nov. 5th Sunday
Travelling Wall Opening Ceremony — Lodges at Timber Ridge, 1984 Historic Hwy 165, Branson at 10am
Sunday Worship Service with Barbara Fairchild — Baldknobbers Theatre, 645 HWY 165, Branson. at 10am.
Opening Ceremonies — Americana Theater, 2905 W. Hwy 76, Branson. 5pm - 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. 6th Monday
Veterans Show Clay Cooper Theatre — Veterans show will be in the afternoon after the Hot Rods & High Heels show at Clay Cooper Theatre. Tickets to the 10 AM 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 is not purchased. Reservations 417-879-6060.
Vietnam Veterans Reunion — NEW VENUE - AmericInn by Wyndham Branson, 275 Tanger Blvd, Branson, MO. 4pm – 6pm Hot meal, entertainment, door prizes, and lots of time to talk. RSVP Dee at 870-421-3511
Nov. 7th Tuesday
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 870-421-3511.
Homefront Hero's (Spouses) Salute — NEW VENUE - AmericInn by Wyndham Branson, 275 Tanger Blvd, Branson, MO 1–3pm --- Join us for entertainment, door prizes, hot meal. RSVP by calling Dee at 870-421-3511 or online at http://www.veteransshow.com/
Pizza Ranch Branson Fundraiser — 1464 State Hwy 248, Branson, MO, 4PM-8:30PM. All tips and 10% of sales will benefit the POW Network to pay for all OUR events and activities Nov 5-11pm during Homecoming. Bring the family or a friend!
Nov. 8th Wednesday
POW/MIA Service of Remembrance — The Lodges at Timber Ridge, 1984 Historic Hwy 165, Branson, MO. Starting at 8am. Outdoors at Vietnam Memorial Wall, weather permitting - will move inside if weather is extreme. No admittance charge, public welcome. Information 417-336-4232.
Women Veterans Rose Petal Ceremony — Stone Castle, 3050 Green Mountain Dr, Branson, MO 11:30am. Women vets free, Adults $10, Children 4-12, $5. For more information call 417-332-3557 or email [email protected].
WWII and Korean War Vets Mini Reunion — NEW VENUE - AmericInn by Wyndham Branson, 275 Tanger Blvd, Branson, MO 2pm-4pm No admittance charge. Coffee, dessert, door prizes. Kathy/Mac, 417-230 -1282.
Nov. 9th Thursday
14th Annual Tribute to the Veterans Show — Mansion Theatre, 189 Expressway Ln, Branson, MO. 8:30am-11am. The pre-show will start at 8:30 a.m. with the show starting at 9:00 a.m. The event will be co-hosted by the incredibly talented Barbara Fairchild and Roy Morris again this year!
Lunch following at NEW VENUE - BRANSON SPORTS CLUB, 418 Buchanan Rd, Branson, MO 11:30am-1:30pm. For more information call Dee at 870-421-3511 or visit http://www.veteransshow.com/
Nov. 10th Friday
11th Annual Navy Memorial Service — Grand Pavilion at the Westgate Resort, 2201 Roark Valley Road, Branson MO 8:30 am Public bell tolling ceremony to honor the lives and service of Naval shipmates. Please join us 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]
Medics, Nurses, and Combat Vets Mini Reunion — Grand Pavilion at the Westgate Resort, 2201 Roark Valley Road, Branson, MO 2pm–4 pm --- Join your brothers and sisters in arms for a time of bonding and fellowship. For more information contact [email protected] or 417- 332-3557.
Nov. 11th Saturday
Veterans Day Sunrise Service — College of the Ozarks Patriotic Park, 100 Opportunity Way, Point Lookout, MO. - 7:00 a.m. For more information, visit www.cofo.edu.
Annual Veterans Day Parade — Downtown Branson - 11:00 am. Call 417‐294‐0030 for more information.
Nov. 12th Sunday
27th Annual Military Gala & Banquet — Chateau on the Lake 415 N State Hwy 265, Branson, MO. 5pm-11pm. All branches, all wars welcome, public invited. Dinner, USMC Birthday Cake Cutting, DJ/Dancing, Fireworks, Entertainment. Business attire, after 5, Uniforms, Mess Dress, formal wear. Reservations required 417-336-4232. Tickets $69 each.