BRANSON, MO

Veterans Homecoming Week

Held Annually November 5-11
(same dates no matter the days)

We invite you to join the P.O.W. NETWORK  - celebrating its 34th year "online," November 11, 2022, and our 28th year in Branson - for the largest Veterans Day  celebration in the country. The week-long tribute includes over 60 special events which present patriotic salutes to Veterans, and the 91st Annual Veterans Day parade (application link below.)

Branson, Missouri is now known as the national home for all Veterans, active duty military personnel and their families. It is a military reunion planners gold-mine for good food, entertainment, and caring individuals dedicated to our Veterans.

The weeks events salute our veterans and kick off the Christmas Season for Branson! Enjoy the sights, sounds and THANKS of a grateful City.

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 NO print Branson Bugle is avail.

Info will be online only.
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 Printable Calendar
for the events on this page

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 WATCH THIS PAGE and

http://www.veteransshow.com/

 

FOR UPDATES, ADDITIONS AND NEWS

26th Annual Military Gala & Banquet
Wednesday, Nov 9, 2022

25th Anniversary Military Gala & Banquet pics

24th Annual Military Gala & Banquet
PICS

http://bransontrilakesnews.com/news_free/article_
7ec217da-0581-11ea-932f-97badb05440b.html

SEAL team reunites for first time after years of secrecy in 2019

22nd Annual Military Gala & Banquet
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
21st Annual
Military Gala & Banquet
Gala 2017 photos
20th Anniversary Military Banquet & Gala
9 Nov 2016

Gala 2016 photos
2016 videos
19th Annual Military Gala & Banquet
18th Annual Military Gala & Banquet
Gala 2013 photos
GALA 2012 photos

GALA 2011 photos

GALA 2010 photos
Photos Gala 2009
Photos Gala 2008

Photos GALA 2007

Photos  GALA 2006
Photos GALA 2005
Photos GALA 2003
CHATEAU pictures
Photos  GALA 2002
Gala 2001
Gala 2000
Photos Command Center 2002
COMMAND CENTER  2001
Photos All Veterans Ball 2002
Photos  Radisson 2002


 
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04 February 2022

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VETERANS HOMECOMING EVENTS 2023

 Printable Calendar (COMING SOON)

details below calendar

 

November  2023

 

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 DOOR PRIZES ALWAYS WELCOME

info@pownetwork.org

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 CORPORATE SPONSORS WELCOME

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VOLUNTEERS WELCOME

elledgedee@yahoo.com

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Travelling Wall Opening Ceremony
10:00am
Lodges at Timber Ridge

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Barbara Fairchild/
Roy Morris Church Service

10am-Noon
Branson Famous Baldknobbers Theater
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Welcome Home Celebration Show
Americana Theater
5pm-6:30pm

 

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VIETNAM REUNION    4-6 pm 
 Venue TBD
RSVP Dee
870-421-3511

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 Sandbox Party
Mel's Diner
8:30 am to 10 am
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Home Front Hero 
(Spouses)
Salute

12-2pm
V
enue TBD
RSVP Dee
870-421-3511

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BRANSON PIZZA RANCH FUNDRAISER 
4PM TO 8:30PM

ALL TIPS AND 10% OF SALES WILL BENEFIT THE POW NETWORK TO PAY FOR ALL OUR   ACTIVITIES THIS WEEK

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POW/MIA Service of
   Remembrance
 
Lodges at Timber Ridge
8 am - outdoors
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Navy Reunion
Westgate
8:30-10 am
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Women Veterans
Rose Petal Ceremony
Stone Castle

NOON

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WWII and Korea
Reunion

Venue TBD

2- 4 pm
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Medics, Nurses,
Combat Vets
Westgate
2-4 pm

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Walmart Tribute to Veterans Show
and Lunch
Mansion Theater
8:30 to 11 am

Lunch follows
11:30 - 1:30pm
Location TBD

 

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College of the Ozarks Sunrise Service
7am

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Parade

11 am

Down Town

 

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27th Annual Military
Gala & Banquet

Chateau on the Lake
5 pm to 11 pm
Tickets required 
$55 each
417-336-4232
 

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SEE YOU NEXT YEAR

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www.pownetwork.org 417-336-4232      OR    www.veteransshow.com 870-421-3511       Westgate, Becky 417-332-3557     
SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

  
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Annual Veterans Tribute in Branson MO  (events noted below)

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Even a small donation could help us reach our fundraising goal.
If you can't make a donation it would be great if you could share the fundraiser to help spread the word.

DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE and benefit the POW Network for the week's events.
 

2023

SUNDAY
NOV 5, 20
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Barbara Fairchild, Roy Morris Church Service
10am
Branson Famous  Baldknobber Theater

Opening Day Welcome Home Celebration Show

5pm-6:30pm

 Americana Theater
  2905 W 76 Country Blvd, Branson, MO 

Come celebrate America's
greatest heroes. Veterans and active military.

NO admittance charge 

It is open to all veterans and their families. No reservations are required.

For more information, contact Dee Elledge at 870-421-3511.

MONDAY
NOV 6, 2023

    

VIETNAM VETERAN'S REUNION
(after Clay Cooper Show)
4pm-6pm 
Venue TBD

 Hot meal, entertainment, door prizes, and lots of time to talk.

Vets eat free, guests are encouraged to make a donation.

RSVP required - 
Dee  -  870-421-3511

TUESDAY
NOV 7, 2023

Sandbox Party at Mel's Hard Luck Diner
8:30 am to 10 am

Mel's diner served breakfast to our Persian War veterans -
both rooms were filled with attendees

Did you serve in the Persian Gulf War,  or you see the sands of Iraq, Syria Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Pakistan, Turkey, UAE,  Qatar, Turkey, Djibouti, Jordan…or serve since then?

This is for YOU!!  

 

 

Join us on November 7th from 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. at Mel’s Hard Luck Diner. No need to bring your shovels to this Sandbox Party. But you do need to bring a war buddy and your appetites! Once again Mel’s Hard Luck Diner in the Grand Village is providing breakfast for those who’ve served 1991 or later. No SOS here just a hearty meal of biscuits and gravy and anything else “Cookie” can scrape together. Yes, we will have door prizes and the “Cereal Give-Away” again so come ready to pair your favorite cereal with your favorite beverage.  Reservations not required.

For more information or to volunteer to help, call Dee at 870-421-3511
or email Sarah Hord at
Houndette2014@yahoo.com.

Location:  Mel's Hard Luck Diner
2800 W 76 Country Blvd 
Branson, MO 65616

 Dee  870-421-3511

NO admittance charge

   

 

Seating is limited so be sure to RSVP by calling
Dee Elledge at 870-421-3511 

 



HOMEFRONT HEROES - SPOUSES TRIBUTE

NOON-2pm

Venue TBD

Entertainment, hot meal, door prizes.
 RSVP required.  

 Homefront Heroes will be honored  Nov. 7. For those serving, knowing that someone was waiting for them to come home was always a comfort. The question is” Who comforts the one who is trying to get the kids to their school plays, and call the repairman every time something breaks?” The spouses, of course! We want to say, “Thank you” to those at home and those of you who continue to support your veterans today.

Spouses eat free, guests are encouraged to make a donation.

   

1464 State Hwy 248, Branson, MO 65616

 


BRANSON PIZZA RANCH FUNDRAISER -

4PM TO 8:30PM

ALL TIPS AND 10% OF SALES WILL BENEFIT THE POW NETWORK
TO PAY FOR ALL OUR EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES THIS WEEK

Come meet our crew and volunteers!

WEDNESDAY
NOV 8, 20
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                           Annual  POW/MIA Service of Remembrance
WEDNESDAY,  NOV 8,     8am

THE LODGES AT TIMBER RIDGE, Vietnam Memorial Wall. 
Outdoors  (weather permitting) - will move inside if weather is extreme.

Wreath laying.

Sponsored by The Lodges at Timber Ridge
 417-336-4232,     info@pownetwork.org

NO admittance charge. Public Welcome

Vocalist:   TBA

Guest Speaker:  TBA

11th Annual Navy Memorial Service    
WEDNESDAY, Nov 8, 8:00 am-10am

Westgate Branson Woods Resort
 2201 Roark Valley Road, Branson, MO   

For more info: Becky_jewsbury@wgresorts.com or
417-332-3557

 

 

 

Rose Petal Ceremony

WOMEN VETERANS ROSE PETAL CEREMONY
NOON

Stone Castle
3050 Green Mountain Dr, Branson, MO
 

Location:  Stone Castle Hotel & Conference Center, Branson, MO 65616, Bldg #1
in the Stonehedge meeting Room

 

Cost: Women Veterans and children under age 3 are free, $10 for adults,
$5 for ages 4-12 collected at the event.

Stairs and elevator are available.  Gluten free options are also available.

The program will include a tribute to Women Veterans with guest speakers, a great meal, door prizes and concludes with a Rose Petal ceremony remembering all women veterans who are no longer with us.

RSVP required  https://www.bransonveterans.com/events-1/rose-petal-ceremony

World War II and
Korean War Veterans
Mini Reunion


      NOV 8   2pm-4pm        

VENUE TBD

    Coffee, dessert, door prizes. Come enjoy the entertainment and story-telling to keep your history alive. Don’t let your knowledge and heroism be forgotten.
 

Kathy and Mac, 417-230-1282

 

NO admittance charge

 


 

6th Annual Medics, Nurses & Combat Vets Mini Reunion

 Westgate Resort
 
2201 Roark Valley Road, Branson, MO  
Wednesday,  Nov 8 -  2 PM to 4 PM

This reunion of Medics, Nurses, Combat Veterans and Evac Hospital personnel will be from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Grand Pavilion at the Westgate Resort located at 2201 Roark Valley Road.

Reunions are the act of people getting together again after being apart. Among veterans, this usually results in your brothers and sisters welcoming you with open arms and sharing stories that can cause tears but can also heal hidden wounds and fears. When combat veterans come together, there are always stories about the courageous medics and nurses that save their live and the lives of their buddies. Too often the names are never known on either side, but the appreciation and bonds endure.

At this reunion we strive to reunite combat veterans with the medics, nurses and Evac Hospital staff that saved their lives.

For more information contact either Sarah at Houndette2014@yahoo.com
or

Becky at Westgate Resort at 417-332-3557 or becky_jewsbury@wgresorts.com.

THURSDAY, 
NOV  9, 2023

14th Annual Tribute to Veterans

8:30-11am
Mansion Theater, 
189 Expressway Ln, Branson, MO

Join us, on Nov. 10th, for the 13th Annual  Tribute to Veterans show and luncheon! The pre-show will start at 8:30 a.m.  with the show starting at 9:00 a.m.  The event will be co-hosted by the incredibly talented Barbara Fairchild and Roy Morris again this year!  Guest Speaker, Admiral Jeff Penfield, USN (Ret), Camp Valor Outdoors.

Lunch follows :   VENUE TBD  

 

For more information about the event visit http://www.veteransshow.com/ or
call Dee Elledge at 870-421-3511.

NO admittance charge.

 

FRIDAY,
NOV  10, 2023

 

SATURDAY
Nov  11th

 

Sunrise Service 7am

91st Annual Veteran’s Day Parade at 11am

Parade application:

https://www.bransonveteransofamerica.com/veterans-day-parade

https://www.bransonveteransofamerica.com/_files/ugd/53cbee_822dd1dc96f74f73adb6e61f4adf5df9.pdf

 

Downtown Branson

Vietnam Memorial Wall - Closing Ceremony.  The Lodges at Timber Ridge

Time TBA

SUNDAY,  NOV 12, 2023

27th Annual Military Gala & Banquet

SUNDAY, Nov 12, 2023

5PM-11PM

Chateau on the Lake, Branson
415 N State Hwy 265, Branson, MO 65616

All branches, all wars welcome, public invited.  
Branson's longest running military tribute ball.
 
USMC Birthday Cake Cutting, Dancing, Fireworks, Entertainment, Dinner 

Hosted by the P.O.W.  NETWORK
TICKETS REQUIRED,  $55 EACH      417-336-4232

 
 

Events Sponsors




Hollister, MO

Branson, MO

Truck Drivers
VETERANS
OF THE OZARKS
V.O.T.O.
THE CRYSTAL FISH GIFTS

Locally Owned
Branson Landing North


Asia Sailor Westpac'rs Assoc


Chris & Jerry Jordan, FL

MJW


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If you would like to volunteer to help:

Setup or teardown or cleanup:

  •  Homefront Heroes - Spouses Tribute

  • Vietnam Veterans Reunion

  • Walmart Luncheon

Serve food and drinks: 

  • The Sandbox Reunion

  • WWII Mini Reunion - Korean War Reunion

  • Vietnam Reunion

    Send us a note so we can keep you updated with times and dates and needs -   info@pownetwork.org

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If you would like to donate gifts for door prizes for any of the mini reunions

send us a note and we'll get back to you!  info@pownetwork.org


SPONSORS NEEDED FOR 2023 !

Donations are tax deductible.  The P.O.W. Network is a 501 3c educational organization.

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The events listed are in no way all-inclusive.  
Events posted are subject to change, and event and information flyers are available all over Branson during Homecoming.

POW NETWORK RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ADMISSION TO ANYONE AT THEIR HOSTED/SPONSORED/PARTNERED EVENTS.

 

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