NOVEMBER 5-11, 2017


Branson Veterans Task Force NOVEMBER 5-10, 2017
 at Ballparks of America Complex
1000 Pat Nash Drive Building 1
 Missouri 65616. Call 417-337-8387

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Information about Veterans Week is in this publication.
If you have any questions please call 417-337-8387.


There will be no shortage of seats this year for veterans wanting to attend the 2017 Vets for Vets Celebration Show at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 5 - thanks to the sponsorship of Branson's IMAX Entertainment Complex, McFarlain's Family and Florentina's Ristorante Italiano.

The sixth annual USO-style show, with its roster of military veterans entertainers or former United Service Organization (USO) alumni has moved to the 3,000 seat Mansion Theater, 189 Expressway Lane, Branson. The doors open at 1 p.m. No tickets will be issued for the celebration since it is a free show with open seating - first come first seated.

"All of us at Branson's IMAX Entertainment Complex, McFarlain's Family and Florentina's Ristorante Italiano are very honored to be able to sponsor this years Vets for Vets Show” said Paul Bluto, owner.  "Our businesses are highly supported by our veterans and have been since we've been in business.  We sincerely appreciate their service to this great country. This is our family's way of saying 'thank you.”

Grammy Award Winner Barbara Fairchild with Roy Morris will once again headline Vets for Vets. Brandon and Megan Mabe of the Baldknobbers will also be featured in the celebration as it kicks off Branson’s Veterans Homecoming Week, Nov. 5-11. 

Award winning songwriter Michael Peterson, musical director for “RAIDING THE COUNTRY VAULT," will also join the line up.

Peterson, who is married to Army Women’s Hall of Fame inductee, 9/11 survivor Colonel Jill Chambers U.S. Army (Ret), has garnered several public service awards. Among those is the Bob Hope “Spirit of Hope” USO medal, presented after Peterson’s 11 tours and more than 150 performances in Iraq, Afghanistan and South Korea. 

The All Hands on Deck! Show, reminiscent of a WWII radio show with 1940s tunes and skits, will join the Celebration cast for the first time. Army veteran Janice Martin will once again join the line-up, along with The Golden Sounds of the Platters with Vietnam veteran Eddie Stovall. The stage will also feature songs from Army veteran Jerry Presley’s ‘Elvis Live Show,’ Vietnam veteran Norvan Breek’s Sonshine Dance Studio dancers, USO performer Peggy Lee Brennan, award winning duo Army vet Gordy Wenzel and his wife Debbie. Army veteran Jon Sousan and cast members of Creedence Clearwater Revival and The Eagles shows from the Tribute Theater will be back to close the show.

Branson Veterans Task Force Chairperson, Army veteran Brenda Meadows, who hosts the event, promises a few surprises as well. Meadows also toured Vietnam in 1968 as a USO entertainer.

The event is free to veterans and their families. A donation for the Branson Veterans Task Force (a 501c organization) will be received.

For more information, go to: bransonveterans.com or call 417-337-8387.

WWII Veterans who came to Branson in 2014 to enjoy the Veterans Village Dayroom

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.



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