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2014 Veteran's Week Events

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Thanksgiving in Branson

"Branson's 'Veterans Homecoming Week', Americas largest 'Veterans Day celebration,' starting on November 5 and running through November 11 is a special and exciting time for us in Branson," said Tammy Johnson, the Director of Operations for the Branson Tourism Center. "It gives us a special, dedicated opportunity to honor Veterans, active duty Armed Forces personnel and their families that goes beyond the way they are honored routinely in Branson on a daily basis. This year we have a large number of events."

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Billy Dean and Steel Horses

Date: November 5, 2014

The third annual "Vets for Vets Celebration Show" that kicks off Branson's Veterans Homecoming week will include Grammy Award winner Billy Dean.

The show is set for 2pm on Nov. 5 at the Baldknobbers Theater. 2835 W. 76 Country Blvd. in Branson.

Dean's recording of "Wave On. Old Glory Wave On" brought the song to the country music forefront.

"My grandfather was in World War 2 at the Battle of the Bulge." Dean said. "I am all about patriotism and honoring veterans."

Branson entertainer Dalena Ditto will once again emcee the "Vets for Vets" celebration featuring Branson entertainers that are veterans or have participated in the USO.

Other performers will include Janice Martin of the Showboat Branson Belle and Neil Diamond tribute artist and Navy Veteran Keith Allynn.

Tickets for the "Vets for Vets Celebration" are free to veterans and their families. The open seating format is on a first come, first served basis. There will be donation boxes for the Branson Veterans Task Force placed throughout the theater.

Time: 2pm

Location: Baldknobbers Theater, 2835 W. 76 Country Blvd.

Phone: 417-337-8387

Admission: FREE to veterans and their families

Date: November 5-10, 2014

Veteran Registry, Tactical Operations and Vendor Village at Factory Merchants Branson from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm November 5, 2014. Call 417-337-8387 for more information.

Location: Factory Merchants Branson
1000 Pat Nash Dr
Branson, MO 65616

Date: November 5-10, 2014

The Wall of Heroes display will be at Factory Merchants Branson, commonly known as the Red Roof Mall, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, right next door to the Day Room, November 5-10, 2014. Call 417-337-8387 for more details.

Location: Factory Merchants Branson
1000 Pat Nash Dr
Branson, MO 65616

Date: November 5-10, 2014

Registration and souvenir commemorative collectors button sales available at the tba.

Location: TBA

Traveling Wall

Date: November 5-10, 2014

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall will be available at 8:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Welk Resort.

Location: Welk Resort
1984 Missouri 165
Branson, MO 65616

Flag Raising

Date: November 6-10, 2014

Reveille and Retreat: At 7:00 am and 5:00 pm at the Factory Merchants Branson-FREE.

Location: Factory Merchants Branson
1000 Pat Nash Dr
Branson, MO 65616

Day Room Veterans Week

Date: November 6-10, 2014

The Day Room is available 7:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Factory Merchants Branson.

Location: Factory Merchants Branson
1000 Pat Nash Dr
Branson, MO 65616

Date: November 6-10, 2014

Mess Hall lunch will be from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm beginning November 6 at the Factory Merchants Branson and is sponsored by Steve Weyher. Free to all veterans and active personnel. A $5.00 donation is required for non military individuals.

Location: Factory Merchants Branson
1000 Pat Nash Dr
Branson, MO 65616

Colonel Blassie

Date: November 6, 2014

POW/MIA Service of Remembrance will be at the Welk Resort at 8:00 am. The special guest speaker will be Air Force Colonel Patricia Blassie, Chief, Air Force Reserve Professional Development Center, at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. Col. Blassie is also the sister of 1st Lt Michael J Blassie, once interred as our nations Vietnam Unknown. For more information about this outdoor event please email: info@pownetwork.org

Location: Welk Resort
1984 Missouri 165
Branson, MO 65616

Date: November 6, 2014

The Veterans Spouse Luncheon will be at the Radisson Hotel at 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm on November 6. This event is free to spouse and veterans. Veteran attendance is optional. To RSVP call 417-230-2278.

Location: Radisson Hotel
120 N Wildwood Dr
Branson, MO 65616

Time: 6pm

Location: Radisson Hotel, 120 Wildwood Dr. S., Branson, MO 65616

For more information please email bransonveteransevents@yahoo.com

Date: November 8, 2014

Times: 6:30am -

Location: TBA

Phone: 417-230-2278

Admission: FREE to veterans and their families

Date: November 7, 2014

College of the Ozarks will host a tree dedication ceremony at 11:00am on November 7. Tree dedication at Veterans Grove - trees will be dedicated to Korean War and WWII Veterans who have traveled on the College's Patriotic Education Travel Program trips to Korea and to Normandy for the 70th Anniversary commemoration of D-Day. For more information call 417-690-3000.

Location: College of the Ozarks - Alumni Center Lawn
1 Industrial Place
Point Lookout, MO 65726

Date: November 7, 2014

Persian Gulf Veterans Mini Reunion will be held at Golden Corral from 8:30 am to 11:30 am. Breakfast, entertainment, door prizes for those who served during Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Iraq, Afghanistan and Kosovo. The reunion is free to veterans and their families. For more information call 417-230-2278.

Location: Golden Corral
3551 Shepherd of the Hills Expy
Branson, MO 65616

Date: November 7, 2014

Vietnam Veterans Mini Reunion will be hosted by Gatherings Plus at the Camden Hotel and Conference Center starting at noon November 7. This event is free to veterans and their families. No reservations required. For more information call 417-338-4048.

Location: Camden Hotel
275 Tanger Blvd
Branson, MO 65616

World War 2 Reunion

Date: November 7, 2014

The World War II Reunion will take place from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Royal Oak Forum-Keeter Center at College of the Ozarks .

Location: College of the Ozarks
1 Industrial Place
Point Lookout, MO 65726

Location: Ozarks Shooter Complex

For more information please call 417-230-2278

Date: November 8, 2014

The 18th Annual Military Gala & Banquet will be at the Chateau on the Lake from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm on November 8. Reservations are required. Tickets are $55 each. The public is invited. For more information call 417-336-4232.

Location: Chateau on the Lake
415 N State Highway 265
Branson, MO 65616

Titanic pays tribute to all Veterans. More information to come.

Date: November 9, 2014

The 9th Annual Tribute to Women Veterans will be hosted at a site yet to be determined from 12:00pm to 2:00 pm on November 9. The tribute includes a rose petal ceremony and women veterans appreciation gathering. Both are open to women veterans, those who wish to honor women veterans or those who are serving in the Armed Forces. For more information, contact Barb Riggle at 417-339-6823 or the Branson Veterans Taskforce office at 417-337-8387

38th Parallel

Date: November 9, 2014

The Korean War veterans will have a mini reunion at the Stone Castle Inn from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm on November 9. Refreshments, entertainment and door prizes will be offered. For more information email bransonveteransevents@yahoo.com

Location: Stone Castle
3050 Green Mountain Dr
Branson, MO 65616

Date: November 10, 2013

Wal-Mart in association with Branson Veterans Events & Reunions, will be hosting a Tribute to Veterans on November 10th at the Wal-Mart Supercenter on Branson Hills Parkway. The ceremony will begin at 9am and will feature entertainment by local entertainers, a lapel pin for veterans, and lunch for veterans and their families.

Location: 1101 Branson Hills Parkway, Branson, MO 65616

College of the Ozarks Chapel

Date: November 11, 2014

College of the Ozarks will host a morning flag raising and wreath laying ceremony on the Chapel Lawn at 7:00 am November 11. This event is open to the public.

Location: College of the Ozarks - Chapel Lawn
1 Industrial Place
Point Lookout, MO 65726

Veterans Day Parade Branson

Date: November 11, 2014

The Veterans Day parade will take place in downtown Branson at 11:00 am. For parade information call Vietnam Veterans of American Chapter 913 at 417-239-6511 or FAX 417-335-2343 or email bdgreeneo4@aol.com

Location: Downtown Branson Area
Branson, MO 65616

Date: November 11, 2014

Location is yet to be determined. More details coming soon.