BRANSON, MO

Veterans Homecoming Week

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

We invite you to join the P.O.W. NETWORK  - celebrating its 32nd year "online", November 11, 2020, and our 26th 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 89th Annual Veterans Day parade.

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 for 2021.

Info will be online only.
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 Printable Calendar
for the events on this page - UPDATED 07/16/2021

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 WATCH THIS PAGE and

http://www.veteransshow.com/

 

FOR UPDATES, ADDITIONS AND NEWS

25th Annual Military Gala & Banquet
TUESDAY, Nov 9, 2021
24th Annual Military Gala & Banquet
Sunday, Nov 8, 2020
23rd Annual Military Gala & Banquet
Sunday, Nov 10, 2019
22nd Annual Military Gala & Banquet
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
21st Annual
Military Gala & Banquet

8 Nov 2017
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

 

VETERANS HOMECOMING EVENTS  
details below calendar

2021  Calendar

 

November  2021

 

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

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 CORPORATE SPONSORS WELCOME

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VOLUNTEERS WELCOME

elledgedee@yahoo.com

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Welcome Home Celebration Show
Americana
 Theater
5pm - 6:30pm
 

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

RSVP Dee
870-421-3511

 

 

 

VIETNAM REUNION   
Stone Castle
Noon-3pm

RSVP Dee
870-421-3511

 

 


DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS

Barbara Fairchild/Roy Morris Church Service
10am

Branson Famous Baldknobber Theater
 

Home Front Hero  (Spouses) Luncheon
Stone Castle
1-3 pm

RSVP Dee
870-421-3511

8
 

 POW/MIA Remembrance  
Welk Resort

8 am - outdoors
 

 

 

 

 

WWII and Korea

Reunion

Stone Castle Hotel

2- 4 pm

9

 

Navy Reunion
8-10 am
Westgate


Medics, Nurses, combat vets
2-4 pm
Westgate

 

 

25th Annual Military Gala & Banquet
Chateau on the Lake
5 pm to 11 pm

Tickets required 
$55 each
417-336-4232

10

 

 

Tribute to the Veterans Show
Mansion Theater

8:30 to 11 am


Lunch - TBD 

 
 

11

  

Parade

11 am

Down Town

 

12

 

  SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!!

 

 CORPORATE SPONSORS WELCOME

info@pownetwork.org

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 DOOR PRIZES ALWAYS WELCOME

info@pownetwork.org

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25 Thanksgiving

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WATCH  VENUE CHANGE FROM PAST YEARS                            www.pownetwork.org 417-336-4232      OR    www.veteransshow.com 870-421-3511                         SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

  

CORPORATE SPONSORS WELCOME                       Printable Calendar

 

Fri,
Nov 5, 20
21

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.

SATURDAY
Nov 6, 2021

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!!  

 

 NO admittance charge

Join us on November 6th 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 yourself, a Gulf War buddy and your appetites! Once again Mel’s Hard Luck Diner in the Grand Village is providing breakfast for those who’ve served in the Gulf War. 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

RSVP REQUIRED
Dee  870-421-3511

 

 

VIETNAM VETERAN'S REUNION
1pm-3pm 

Stone Castle
  3050 Green Mountain Dr, Branson, MO 
 

Lunch, entertainment, prizes, and lots of time to talk.

RSVP required - 
Dee  -  870-421-3511

SUNDAY,
Nov 7, 20
21

 

 

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



HOMEFRONT HEROES - SPOUSES TRIBUTE

1pm-3pm 

Stone Castle
  3050 Green Mountain Dr, Branson, MO   
 

Entertainment, lunch, gifts and 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. Join us for lunch and entertainment.

MONDAY
Nov 8, 20
21

Annual  POW/MIA Service of Remembrance
8am

 Welk Resort Branson, Vietnam Memorial Wall. 
Outdoors  (weather permitting) - will move inside if weather is extreme.

Vocalist:

Susan Manley Heimbach

Guest Speaker:


Maria McCawley,

daughter of
SFC Albert F Williams, USA
lost when Flying Tigers Line Flight 739 mysteriously went missing in 1962 on it's way to Saigon. No debris or remains were ever found.

Wreath laying.

Sponsored by Welk Resort Branson
 417-336-4232,     info@pownetwork.org

NO admittance charge. Public Welcome

NO admittance charge

World War II and
Korean War Veterans
Mini Reunion


      2pm-4pm        

Stone Castle

3050 Green Mountain Dr, Branson, MO

  Stone Castle Hotel is once again providing a place for us to gather 2-4 p.m. on Nov. 8. 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

Sponsor:  Stone Castle

Desert Sponsor:

TUESDAY, 
NOV  9, 2021

9th Annual Navy Memorial Service    
Tuesday, Nov 9, 8:30 am

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

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

4th Annual Medics, Nurses & Combat Vets Mini Reunion

 Westgate Resort
 
2201 Roark Valley Road, Branson, MO  
Tuesday,  Nov 9 -  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.


 

25th Annual Military Gala & Banquet
TUESDAY, Nov 9, 2021

Saluting 
THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY of the

TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER
AND THE TOMB GUARDS

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

Hosted by the P.O.W.  NETWORK
All branches, all wars welcome, public invited.  
Branson's longest running military tribute ball.
 
USMC Birthday Cake Cutting
Dancing, Fireworks, Entertainment, Dinner 

5:00 pm - 11:00 pm.            Tickets $55 each

Reservations required - 417-336-4232
Business attire, after 5, Uniforms, Mess Dress,  formal wear please

WEDNESDAY
NOV  10, 2021

 

 

12th Annual Tribute to Veterans

8:30-11am
Mansion Theater

189 Expressway Ln, Branson, MO

Join us, on Nov. 10th, for the 12th 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!

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

NO admittance charge.

 

THURSDAY
Nov  11th

 

88th Annual Veteran’s Day Parade at 11am

Bob Sarver - 417-294-0728

 

Vietnam Memorial Wall - Closing Ceremony.  Welk Resort
Time TBA

 

Events Sponsors


Truck Drivers

Tena

Smith

THE CRYSTAL FISH GIFTS

Locally Owned
Branson Landing North

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Mark McMillin

Johnson County Republican Women

Warrensburg, MO


Chris & Jerry Jordan, FL


Asia Sailor Westpac'rs Assoc

  


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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 in 2021 more than ever!

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.

 

QUESTIONS ??

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EVENTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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