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Tickets sales close Nov 3.

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

Sponsors welcome!

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Branson's longest running military salute!  

21st Annual Military Gala & Banquet

WEDNESDAY,  8 NOVEMBER 2017

Paying tribute to those whose efforts know the needs never end...

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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:
Bryan M. Cizek, Army Ranger OIF/OEF


 President of the Mess:
Lt Col Tony Monetti, USAF (Ret)

 


Chaplain: 
TBA


Matt Duncan,
Gulf War Veteran.
Dancing during Cocktail hour and after formal event.

Entertaining during dinner


Candlelight POW/MIA Service
Lest We Forget
College of the Ozarks, ROTC

Two Hundred Forty Second Birthday
of the
United States Marine Corps

USMC Birthday Cake Cutting

 
Outdoor Fireworks at intermission
provided by A.M. Pyrotechnics


  • Car to door drop-off or valet parking - easy wheelchair access
  • Private Reception/Cocktail Hour (cash bar) 5:00 pm, dancing.
  • 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, Military Uniform, cocktail dress, evening wear 
  • Dancing during cocktail hour and after salute.
  • RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

2017 Sponsors and Supporters


College of the Ozarks
 
Steadfast and Loyal

 
4th Infantry (IVY) Division 

Branson, MO
 
Florida
 

 



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 (RIP 2012), and wife Mary,  
the  hosts of the Annual Military Gala & Banquet.
Photo courtesy of SWIFTSHOTS, 2009 Gala.

7 November   2017  -  8:00 am

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

Outdoors - weather permitting
Sponsored by Welk Resort Branson
Wreath laying.

Special Guest Speaker,
Former POW and TWA Flight 847 hostage,
Lt Col Kurt Carlson,  Army (Ret)

info - P.O.W. NETWORK
 


22nd Annual Military Gala & Banquet

Saturday,  10 November, 2018
Chateau on the Lake