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 31st year "online", November 11, 2020, and our 25th 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 87th 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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Branson Bugle

http://bransontrilakesnews.com/special/branson_bugle/page_5300e936-1f4d-5e89-b44c-5ed2f7bdabc4.html

FALL 2018 edition

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
 

WATCH THIS PAGE FOR UPDATES, ADDITIONS AND NEWS

VETERANS HOMECOMING EVENTS 2020

2020  Calendar

 

November  2020

 

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Sat

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DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS

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VOLUNTEERS WELCOME

elledgedee@yahoo.com

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5

WWII mini Reunion
1-3 pm

Shindigs Welcome Home Celebration Show
3-5 pm

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 POW/MIA Remembrance     Welk Resort
8 am - outdoors
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VIETNAM REUNION
Time/Venue TBD

Sandbox Party

8:30 am to 10 am

 

Home Front Hero  (Spouses) Luncheon

 TIME TBD

RSVP required

 

 14th Annual Military Gala & Banquet
Chateau on the Lake

5 pm to 11 pm

Tickets required
417-336-4232

Navy Memorial Service 8:30 am Westgate

Nurses, Medics and Combat Vets 2-4 pm
Westgate

 

Korea

Reunion

Stone Castle Hotel

2pm to 4 pm

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Walmart

Tribute to the Veterans Show

8:30 to 11 am

 

Walmart Tribute MEAL

 11:30 to 2 pm

11

 Parade

11 am

Down Town

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SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!!

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CORPORATE SPONSORS WELCOME

info@pownetwork.org

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 DOOR PRIZES ALWAYS WELCOME

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WATCH FOR VENUE CHANGE FROM PAST YEARS FOR Nov 5 , 7 and 10th                             www.pownetwork.org 417-336-4232      OR    www.veteransshow.com 870-421-3511

 SUBJECT TO CHANGE
 

 

Please welcome our new 2020 Sponsor, Stone's Prairie Spirits,  in Purdy, MO,

providing door prizes for each and every event we partner on...

Thurs, Nov 5, 2020

WWII MINI REUNION
BRANSON EVENT CENTER
BRANSON MEADOWS

November 5th will kick off with our salute to those who served during WWII. Join us from 1-2:30 p.m. at  

This reunion is free to WWII Veterans and their families. Reservations not required. Stop in and join us for coffee, cobbler and a special show of appreciation from area entertainers.

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

 

 

Dessert Sponsor: 

2018

NO admittance charge

Shindigs Opening Day Welcome Home Celebration and Show

venue TBD

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.

Friday, Nov 6, 2020
 

POW/MIA Service of Remembrance
8am

 Welk Resort Branson
Vietnam Memorial Wall. 
Outdoors  (weather permitting) - will move inside if weather is extreme.
 Sponsored by Welk Resort Branson
Wreath laying.
 417-336-4232,     info@pownetwork.org

NO admittance charge

  VIETNAM VETERAN'S REUNION

WATCH FOR DETAILS

SATURDAY, Nov 7, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 since then?

This is for YOU!!  

Did you see the sands of Iraq, Syria Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Pakistan, Turkey, UAE,  Qatar, Turkey, Djibouti, Jordan…

 NO admittance charge

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 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 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

 

HOMEFRONT HEROES - SPOUSES TRIBUTE
TIME TBD

BRANSON EVENT CENTER
BRANSON MEADOWS


Entertainment, hot lunch, gifts and door prizes.

 PRE-REGISTRATION required.

Holding down the Homefront while loved ones served our country has taken a toll on military families. Homefront Heroes will be honored  Nov. 7 at the Shoppes at Branson Meadows. 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 of you who held down the homefront and those of you who continue to support your veterans today. Join us for lunch and entertainment.

Seating is limited so be sure to RSVP by calling Dee Elledge at 870-421-3511 or emailing your name and the number of people in your party to Sarah Hord at Houndette2014@yahoo.com.

SUNDAY
Nov 8, 20
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http://bransontrilakesnews.com/news_free/article_95812a00-e77e-11e8-9451-af9da4ec77cf.html
 

24th Annual Military Gala & Banquet
Sunday, Nov 8

Chateau on the Lake, Branson
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

 

Monday, 
NOV  9, 2020

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

Location: 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

Location: Westgate Resort, 2201 Roark Valley Road, Branson, MO  
Monday,  Nov 9 -  2 PM to 4 PM

This reunion of Medics, Nurses, Combat Veterans and Evac Hospital personnel will be on November 8th 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.

 


  Korean War veterans brought friends and family in 2018!

NO admittance charge

 

 

Korean War Veterans Mini Reunion

2pm-4pm         Stone Castle

3050 Green Mountain Dr, Branson, MO

The Korean War is often called the Forgotten War, but here in Branson, no veteran is forgotten. Stone Castle Hotel is once again providing your favorite room for us to gather 2-4 p.m. on Nov. 9. 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

Dessert Sponsor:

Tuesday,
NOV  10, 2020

11th Annual Walmart Tribute to Veterans

Location:
Mansion Theatre,
187 Expressway Ln, Branson, MO 65616

Meal will be served after the show. 
11:30 - 2:00pm 

BRANSON EVENT CENTER
BRANSON MEADOWS

Join us, on Nov. 10th, as we celebrate our first decade of bring you the 10th Annual Walmart Tribute to Veterans show and luncheon! The pre-show will start at 8:30 a.m.at the Mansion Theatre with the show starting at 9:00 a.m. After the show join us for lunch at the Shoppes at Branson Meadows.  Once again, the area WalMart's, WalMart truck drivers and five of the finest distribution centers invite you to come join 2,000 of your veteran pals and their families to experience the fun, fellowship, great entertainment and lunch again this year. We thank you for your service and sacrifice. 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.

Our Thanks for 10 years of support:

NO admittance charge.

 

 

  In 2017 and 2018, approx1900 attended the show, and 2200 came to the lunch.
2019 had more!

 

WEDNESDAY
Nov  11th

 

87th Annual Veteran’s Day Parade at 11am

 

 

Vietnam Memorial Wall - Closing Ceremony.  Welk Resort
Time TBA

 


 

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If you would like to volunteer to help:

Setup or teardown or cleanup:

  •  Homefront Heroes - Spouses Tribute

  • 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 and raffles for any of the mini reunions

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

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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EVENTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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