Perhaps the most patriotic city in the nation, Branson honors those who served our country with a very special Veterans Week celebration.
By far one of the most popular weeks of the year in Branson, Missouri – Branson’s Veterans Homecoming week is a week-long tribute to those who have served.
From honoring Veterans with a parade to the special celebration shows offered throughout the week, there are numerous opportunities to join in the fun, festivities, and celebration of our nation’s Veterans.
Even if you’re not able to make it during this time, you’ll find that honoring our nation’s Veterans is not something relegated to just one week – there are always some type of Veteran discounts and specials in Branson that run throughout the year.
Branson Veterans Week Events
1. Veterans Day Parade
The events run from November 5th to 11th this year, with the very popular Veterans’ Day Parade falling on Veterans Day, at 11:00 am.
The parade runs through the heart of historic downtown Branson.
2. Free Veterans Lunch
The Branson Veterans Task Force, located at Ballparks of America Complex, is offering free lunch to all veterans in their mess hall all week, as well as their “Vendor Village”.
3. Welcome Home Celebration
On November 5th, from 3 to 5 pm Jim Stafford Theater is offering a free Welcome Home Celebration.
4. Vietnam Memorial Wall Ceremony
On November 7th, there will be a ceremony for the Vietnam Veterans at the Vietnam Veteran Memorial Wall, beginning at 10 am.
5. Navy Memorial Service
On November 8th, Westgate Branson Woods is hosting the annual Navy Memorial Service at 9 am, with refreshments starting at 8:30 in the Grand Pavilion.
6. Rose Petal Ceremony
On November 9th, Clarion Hotel is hosting a Rose Petal Ceremony to honor Women Veterans at 2 pm.
7. Veterans Tribute Show
On November 10th, there is a special tribute show for Veterans, hosted at the Mansion Theater, with performers including Barbara Fairchild, Terry Sanders, and many more.
8. Flag Raising Ceremony
On November 11th, Veterans Day, the morning kicks off with a flag raising ceremony at the College of the Ozarks, at 7am.
Feel free to join us in front of our office, in downtown Branson, on November 11th to celebrate our Veterans at the annual Veterans’ Day Parade. It runs right down Commercial Street and our office is a great place to catch this special event!Veteran discounts and specials
I do not believe the Veterans Parade should be at the same time as our church service’s. Many veterans want to attend the local churches who are prepared to honor the veterans,but are not able to.
Veterans Day is the same every year. You should be worshipping God every day.