Veterans Week in Branson - 2018 Schedule!

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Veterans Week in Branson - 2018 Schedule!

When it comes to celebrating our nation’s veterans, nobody - no place - does it better than Branson, Missouri!  Of course, this small slice of heaven in the Ozarks welcomes everyone with open arms, but there’s something truly special about Branson’s love for veterans.  In a destination famous for its hospitality and heart...a destination that proudly displays its patriotism and kneels in prayer, saying “thank you” to veterans is second nature.  Although Branson celebrates veterans throughout the year, we hope you’ll join us for this very special week in November as we collectively wrap our arms around our nation’s heroes.

Veterans Week Schedule

Saturday, November 3 at 8:30 a.m.  Branson Veterans Events & Reunions Sporting Clay Shoot - Ozark Shooter Sports Complex - 759 US Highway 65, Walnut Shade (just minutes north of Branson) - $65 for pre-registered participants - $75 after October 29

Sunday, November 4 at 10:00 a.m.  Barbara Fairchild’s “Tribute to Veterans” - Baldknobber’s Branson Famous Theatre - 645 Missouri Highway 165

Monday, November 5 - Saturday, November 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. & Sunday, November 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Branson Veterans Task Force Veterans Village - Ballparks of America Complex - 4562 North Gretna Road, Building #2 -  Free Day Room from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Free (for veterans) Mess Hall Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (non-veterans are $6) - Vendors Village on-site

Monday, November 5 at 2:00 p.m.   7th Annual Branson Veterans Homecoming Week Kick-Off Event - Free “Vets for Vets Celebration Show” -  The Mansion Entertainment Center - 189 Expressway Lane - featuring Yakov Smirnoff - open-seating on first come, first served basis with NO tickets. (Donations are gladly accepted.)  Event sponsored by Branson’s IMAX Entertainment Complex - the list of entertainers includes: Jim Barber - Barbara Fairchild & Roy Morris - George Dyer - Brandon & Megan Mabe of Branson’s Famous Baldknobbers - The Bretts - Gordy & Debbie - The Sunshine Dancers with Vietnam Veteran, Norvin Breek - Golden Sounds of the Platters with Vietnam Veteran, Eddie Stovall

Monday, November 5 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.  WWII Mini Reunion - Jim Stafford Theatre -  3440 West Highway 76

Monday, November 5 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.   Shindigs Welcome Home Show - Jim Stafford Theatre - 3440 West Highway 76

Tuesday, November 6  from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  WWII Veterans Honored - Veterans Village Dayroom

Tuesday, November 6 at 8:00 a.m.   POW/MIA Service of Remembrance - Welk Resort - 11984 State Highway 165 (outdoor event)

Wednesday, November 7 from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.   Sandbox Party - Mel’s Hard Luck Diner - Grand Village Shops - 2800 West Highway 76 - Free breakfast for all veterans.

Wednesday, November 7 at 4:00 p.m.   Global War on Terrorism Memorial Groundbreaking - College of the Ozarks - 100 Opportunity Avenue, Point Lookout

Thursday, November 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Korean War Veterans Honored - Veterans Village Dayroom - Group photo at 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 8 at 9:00 a.m. (Coffee/Refreshments at 8:30 a.m.)  Navy Memorial Service - Westgate Branson Woods Resort - 2201 Roark Valley Road - Free and open to the public.

Thursday, November 8 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.   Medics, Nurses & Combat Vets Mini-Reunion - Westgate Branson Woods Resort - 2201 Roark Valley Road

Thursday, November 8 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.   4th Infantry Division Hospitality Room - Savannah House - 165 Expressway Lane

Thursday, November 8 at 2:30 p.m.   Afternoon Dessert - Hosted by Ozark Mountain Blue Star Mothers - Cherry Berry - 3000 Green Mountain Drive - Program and gift for Gold Star, Silver Star, and Blue Star Mothers.

Thursday, November 8 at 5:00 p.m.   Fifth Annual Spirit of Branson Tree Lighting - Westgate Branson Woods Resort - 2201 Roark Valley Road - Free and open to the public.

Friday, November 9 at 10:00 a.m.   Time for Prayer - Hosted by Ozark Mountain Blue Star Mothers - Westgate Branson Woods Resort - 2201 Roark Valley Road - Free and open to the public.

Friday, November 9 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.   Homefront Heroes/Spouses Luncheon - Shoppes at Branson Meadows - 4740 Gretna Road

Friday, November 9 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.   2018 Rose Petal Ceremony: 15th Annual Tribute to Women Veterans - Clarion Hotel - Free (for women veterans) - $10 for all other attendees (RSVP required - 417.337.8387 or bvtf-mo@hotmail.com)

Friday, November 9 at 2:00 p.m.   Korean War Veterans Mini-Reunion - The Stone Castle Hotel & Conference Center - 3050 Green Mountain Drive - Free to veterans and their families.

Friday, November 9 at 6:00 p.m.   Veterans & Military Coalition of the Ozarks Raffle Event - Rib Crib - 1855 West Highway 76

Saturday, November 10 & Sunday, November 11 at 3:00 p.m.   Flames of Freedom Play - College of the Ozarks - 100 Opportunity Avenue, Point Lookout

Saturday, November 10 from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m.   Walmart Tribute - The Mansion Entertainment Center - 189 Expressway Lane - Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Shoppes at Branson Meadows - 4740 Gretna Road

Saturday, November 10 from 5:00 to 11:00 p.m.   22nd Annual Military Gala & Banquet - Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa, & Convention Center - 415 North State Highway 265 - $55 per person - Open to the public

Monday, November 12 at 11:00 a.m.   Branson Veterans Day Parade - Historic Downtown Branson - Hosted by Vietnam Veterans of America Post 913

Monday, November 12 at 1:00 p.m.  9/11 Memorial Event - Branson Landing

Tuesday, November 13 at 7:00 a.m.   Veterans Sunrise Service - College of the Ozarks - 100 Opportunity Avenue, Point Lookout

Tuesday, November 13 (All Day)   Reading of Veterans’ Names - College of the Ozarks - 100 Opportunity Avenue, Point Lookout

There will also be an event later in the year:

Friday, December 7 at 1:00 p.m.   Pearl Harbor Remembrance Event - Branson Landing