The Branson Veterans Task Force, sponsors of the nation’s largest veteran’s celebration, Veterans Homecoming Week in Branson, has announced the schedule of events for this year’s Veteran celebration.
This year’s event has several new things to offer, including five mini-reunions to honor veterans from WWII, Korea, Vietnam, women veterans and veterans of Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Persian Gulf. There is also a new location for the registry, Veterans Village Headquarters and the task force’s Tactical Operations Center. The 2009 home for these three will be the Cobblestone Inn. The opening and closing ceremonies of the event are also a bit different this year, and will feature a wider array of talent, including an international tribute to the veterans. The closing ceremony event, new this year, will be held at the Starlite Theater,
and will last 90 minutes. There is no cost to attend by reservations are recommended. A few of the scheduled performers include the Oak Ridge Boys
, Barbara Fairchild, Roy Morris, the Hughes Brothers
, Johnny Lonestar and the Rankin Brothers
Lt. Col. Oliver North will be returning to this year’s event, and although his exact schedule has not been finalized, he will be at the Branson Landing on November 10 for a book signing.
Two showings of a documentary, filmed last summer that follows C of O students who accompanied veterans on a tour of Europe on D-Day, is also planned. The first showing will occur during the WWII mini-reunion on November 6 and the second will be held at the Keeter Center on November 7.
will also be performing during Veterans Week. Tickets are on sale now.