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Reservations required for dinner and salute. Seating is limited!
417-336-4232

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17th Annual Military Gala & Banquet
Branson's longest running military salute!
  

Saturday  -  9 November 2013

Saluting Military Families
- Our Unsung Heroes -


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Chateau on the Lake
415 North State Highway 265

Join us in a spectacular setting as we celebrate Freedom and salute our Veterans
with another unforgettable evening of elegant Dining and Celebration in the Great Hall.
       

Call the Chateau NOW for special room rates for GALA attendees   888--333-LAKE


Master of Ceremonies:
LCdr Michael Jones, USN (Ret)


President of the Mess:

Col Don McMahon, USAR (Ret)


 
Chaplain: 
Col. Paul Vicalvi, USA (Ret)



Candlelight POW/MIA Service

Will Bowe be home to join us?


National Anthem
and Closing Tribute:
                       Voices of Glory     
meadowsimages.com


Pledge will be led by
Ms Molly Renshaw


Color Guard:
St. Louis Service Women’s Post 404


238th USMC Birthday Salute
 

   
Outdoor Fireworks at intermission
provided by A.M. Pyrotechnics

Dinner Entertainment


Dalena

 

Members of the Cast will join us!

        
Dancing from 5pm - 5:45 and 2nd set after GALA Closing Tribute.


  • Car to door drop-off or valet parking - easy wheelchair access
  • Cocktail Hour (cash bar) 5:00 pm, coffee available all evening
  • Formal photographs (couples or group) 4:00 pm (optional) 
  • Large 6 foot round tables of 10
  • Salute - doors open to Grand Hall for "dinner call" at 5:50 pm
  • POW/MIA Candlelight Service 
  • Wine/Non alcoholic juice for military toasts on each table
  • Dinner - Beef and Chicken combination dinner, salad, rolls, potato, vegetable, desert
  • Souvenir Program
  • Outdoor Fireworks at intermission
  • P.O.W. NETWORK'S Patriotism Award 
  • VIP and Sponsors introductions
  • Black Tie welcome, optional Mess Dress, After 5, Tuxedo, Business Suit 
  • Dancing during cocktail hour and after salute.
  • RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Portraits will be available starting at 4:00 p.m. If you have a group or special needs, please let us know when making your reservations. Group shots will be available BY RESERVATION ONLY for outdoor or daytime/daylight photos.

2013 Sponsors and Supporters


 
ANONYMOUS DONOR The Pritchett's
Never Quit Wallpaper
Mykel Hawke Inc.

College of the Ozarks

Branson, MO

Seat Our Service Members Sponsors

IN 2012, 46 ACTIVE DUTY/RESERVE PERSONNEL or DISABLED VETERANS
JOINED US FOR THE EVENING THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS 



Hosted by
The P.O.W. NETWORK

 

Feel free to email any questions

Be a sponsor for as little as $100 

 TICKETS  417-336-4232
Dinner Tickets $55.00 each

LIMITED SEATING
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED FOR DINNER AND SALUTE
 - NO TICKETS AT THE DOOR
CALL NOW

The GALA is open to the public - tickets are required.
One need not be a veteran or POW to attend.
Black Tie welcome, optional - Mess Dress, Tuxedo, Business Suit , 
Formalwear, Cocktail Dress, dressy slack suit.

Please, no jeans and tennies for dinner.

Fireworks are outdoors at intermission viewable from just outside the Chateau front doors.

Chateau on the Lake rooms HAVE SPECIAL RATES for GALA guests
888-333-LAKE

Branson, USMC, Marine Corps, veterans, POW/MIA, salute, GALA, Army, reunions, fireworks, USAF, Air Force, Navy, soldiers, ball, mess dress  

We reserve the right to refuse seating/ticket sales
to any individual or group.

 

 

 

 

 
POW NETWORK Chairman Chuck Schantag, and wife Mary,  
the past hosts of the Annual Military Gala & Banquet.
Photo courtesy of SWIFTSHOTS, 2009 Gala.

Wednesday, 6 NOVEMBER 2013   -      8:00 am

POW/MIA service at the Welk Resort Branson
Vietnam Memorial Wall. 

Outdoors
info - P.O.W. NETWORK
Sponsored by Welk Resort Branson
Wreath laying. Music by the Lecroy Sisters.

Guest speaker, Col Donald Heiliger, USAF, Ret
former Vietnam Prisoner of War

18th Annual Military Gala & Banquet
Branson's longest running military salute!
 

Saturday  -  8 November 2014