ROSE PETAL CEREMONY 2018 HONORS MILITARY WOMEN
Rose Petal Speaker Experienced Many Firsts for Army Women
The public is invited to the 15th annual Rose Petal Ceremony and Luncheon, noon
to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9 at the The Branson Clarion, 2820 W. State Highway
The annual event, hosted by the Branson Veterans Task Force (BVTF), recognizes
women’s contributions to the United States Armed Forces. Guests for the luncheon
are required to RSVP.
The buffet lunch is followed by entertainment and an address by special guest
speaker Army Veteran Adrienne Lee Goodmanson. Goodmanson enlisted in the Women's
Army Corps (WAC) on the first day women with children were accepted in service.
It was a day she had been waiting for. When the WACs were integrated into the
regular Army, she was the first female member of the Military Police (MP) to be
stationed in several locations, and countries.
“I felt my prayers of becoming a soldier were finally answered,” she said. “I
have many stories to tell and about the honor of paving the road for those that
followed. I am a proud soldier for life, my oath never expires.”
After a short break, the Rose Petal Ceremony begins. Attendees are invited to
release rose petals into a fountain of water in memory of, and in honor of,
women who have served or are serving in the military.
The BVTF offers the luncheon free to women veterans and active duty female
personnel. The buffet lunch is open to the public for a donation of $10.
The Branson High School all female Air Force Junior ROTC will provide the Rose
Petal Ceremony Color Guard.
For information or reservations call the BVTF Women Veterans Committee at
417-337-8387, or email
Women Vet Rose Petal: Air Force Veteran “Marjorie” places rose petals in a
fountain in memory of women veterans. The public is invited to attend the annual
event that honors women that serve in the military. For reservations call
417-337-8387. Lunch is free to women veterans and $10 to the general public.
Branson Veterans Women Committee members Mary Slivka and Dayle Goldsworthy,
place rose petal in a fountain at the annual Rose Petal Ceremony commemorating
women who have been members of the military. Both women are Navy Veterans.: