Veterans Village Honors World War II veterans  

Task Force Honors WWII Veterans

WWII Veterans will be honored by Branson Veterans Task Force (BVTF) in the Veterans Village Dayroom at the Ballparks of America Complex, 1000 Pat Nash Drive, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday Nov. 6.

Throughout the day, WWII veterans are interviewed, share personal stories, get escorted to a free lunch and have a group photo taken at 1:30 p.m.
More than a dozen WWII vets attended the first dayroom celebration in 2016. There were 22 honored during the 2017 Dayroom recognition.
“This will be Veterans Village’s third year to have a day that focuses on WWII Veterans,” said BVTF Chairperson Brenda Meadows. “They deserve our respect and gratitude.”

Some of the veterans come in wheelchairs or with walkers. But, it doesn’t dampen their spirits, keep them from sharing their stories or joining the live music sing-alongs. They also bring their spouses, friends and family members. And some return alone.

“This past year a lady showed me the photo I took of her husband in 2016,” Meadows said. “She had on a vest and asked me to read the back of it. There was that picture of him, with a appliqué that read, ‘Widow of a WWII Vet.’ It touched my heart that she returned to our event alone. She said she feels at home there.”

The Dayroom will host its second year to honor Korean War Veterans on Nov. 8.
Veterans Village hosts a Dayroom, Vendor Village and Mess Hall Nov. 5-10. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the exception of Saturday when hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 417-337-8387 or email bvtf-mo@hotmail.com.

WWII Veterans posed in the Veterans Village Dayroom, 1000 Pat Nash Drive (Ballparks of America) where they were honored during Veterans Homecoming Week.

Navy Veteran Willie Carlisle brought a photo of himself in his uniform for WWII Veterans Day at Veterans Village last year.

Veterans Village, 1000 Pat Nash Drive gathered Korean War vets for a photo.. In 2019 those who served during the Korean War will gather on Nov. 8 in the Dayroom to be honored.


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