417-337-8387

 

Avenue of Freedom

Honor a Hero with a flag on the Avenue of Freedom

Sponsor a flag as a business or individual to honor our military veterans, fireman, law-enforcement and first responders.

You can honor an active military member, veteran, Police Officer, Firefighter or first Responder by flying a flag on the Avenue. The flag (made in the USA of 3’ X 5’ nylon that will withstand inclement weather) will fly on the Avenue of Freedom for 90 days. Upon retirement the flag will be shipped with a certificate and the recipient’s name will be placed on our Avenue of Freedom Wall of Honor.

The 92 American Flags along
Branson’s Avenue of Freedom is a reminder to all of us that freedom isn’t free and neither are memorials.
The “Avenue of
Freedom was designed by the Branson Board of Alderman and members of the Branson Veterans Task Force in honor of our veterans from past wars and our heroes who gave their lives in the multiple terrorist attaches that took place on September 11, 2001. The “Avenue of Freedom” is along Gretna Road from highway 248 west approximately two miles to the bridge at Roark Valley Road.

The “
Avenue of Freedom” is maintained by the Branson Veterans Task Force only by donations from individuals and businesses.Originally, a $50 donation could be made to prepare an American flag as a memorial to a first responder or veteran whose name and information was printed on a flag. The flag was flown along the Avenue of Freedom for about two months, after which it was shipped to the donor/recipient with a certificate. But over time, fewer people knew about the Avenue and the process to re-flag it. A few members from community organizations and veteran service clubs continued to keep the flags flying from their personal
accounts, but it has not been enough.

 
The Branson Veterans Task Force maintains the flags that are displayed on light poles in the highway's center. But, throughout the past few years it has become too costly to the organization. Today you can honor an active military member, veteran, Police Officer, Firefighter or First Responder by flying a flag on the avenue. The flag (made in the USA of 3’ X 5’ nylon that will withstand inclement weather) will fly on the Avenue of Freedom for 90 days. Upon retirement the flag will be shipped with a certificate and the recipient’s name will be placed on the Branson Veterans Task Force website Avenue of Freedom Wall of Honor page. If you would like to donate to the “Avenue of Freedom” donation points for the avenue arelocated at The Flag Store on Commercial St., at the Veterans Memorial Museum on Hwy 76 and the Golden Corral on Shepherd of the Hills Expressway.
 

If you would like to have an Honor Flag flown, become a corporate sponsor or mail a donation
 contact the Branson Veterans Task Force at 417-337-8387
or Mike Yates 417-861-9480 or more information.

Click on each of the links below to instantly download the forms:

Please fill them out, and mail them to address provided on each item.

 SPONSORS and SUPPORTERS 

 The Tobacco Pouch, Branson / Pole 28 & Pole 34

 Alan and Joanne Smith, Branson

 The SIX Show, Branson / Pole 4

Mr and Mrs Robert Roberson
Marble Falls, AR 

 Summerwinds Resorts, Branson / Pole 20 & 21

 USS Grand Canyon Sailors Org

 Ben Eddings Auto Group, Harrison AR / Pole 19

 Dale Kimball
Brookeville, FL

  Tri-Lakes Motors, Branson / Pole 2

 Mr and Mrs James Stetson 
Lampe, MO / Pole 4 & Pole 16

The Flag Store, Branson / Pole 28

 Branson Veterans History Project / Pole 16 & Pole 17

Shepherd of the Hills Garden Club, Branson / Pole 29 & Pole 30

Tom and Cathy Campbell, Pole 25 & Pole 34

List of Those Who’s Names Were Flown on the Avenue of Freedom, October-December

Loran Haney M/SGT, USAF Veteran, Korea/Vietnam
Jim Hayes CPL, MARINES

Veteran, Korea/Vietnam

Jacob W. Kingsbury SSGT, US ARMY WWII
Richard K. Everette CPL, US ARMY Korea
Kenneth Horn US NAVY WWII

Robert N. Finken

CPL, US ARMY Korea
 

The Branson Veterans Task Force is a 501 (c)(3) organization with a mission of recognizing veterans, fostering
patriotism and educating the community on the accomplishments and the history of our veterans.
Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the IRS rules and regulations.
 

 

MAILING ADDRESS:
Branson Veterans Task Force
P.O. Box 128
Branson, Mo 65616
Phone: 417-337-8387