November 5-11, 2023|
Branson Veterans Week
From November 5-11 each year, the City of Branson, Missouri hosts Branson Veterans Week, an annual celebration to revere and remember the brave men and women who served our nation.
Time & Location
November 5-11, 2023
Branson, 3220 Falls Pkwy, Branson, MO 65616
About the event
During Branson Veterans Week, America's Wall of Honor will spend Sunday through Wednesday, November 5-8, at the Freedom Encounter Theater, formerly the Tony Orlando Theater. We will have unveiling ceremonies twice a day in the afternoon and evening. On Thursday, November 9th the Wall of Honor will be on display on the campus of College of the Ozarks at their Memorial Park. On Friday and Saturday, November 10th and 11th, the Wall of Honor will hold unveiling ceremonies at the Branson Landing, where thousands gather every day along the river, in front of the beautiful water and fire fountains.
PLEASE NOTE: Sunday Afternoon Private Ceremony for Churches is no longer available.
This event is the launch of the 6-month Unveiling Tour of America's Wall of Honor, built in Omaha, Nebraska. This is a fundraising tour that will help us raise the support to finish building all 5 museum/education centers and hire our staff for the Patriot Thunder Tour, which is target to start 2nd quarter of next year. The Unveiling Tour includes an amazing commissioned work of art created by memorial artist, Timothy Lampros. America's Wall of Honor is a 57'L x 10'H Tribute Wall that honors every member of the United States Military AND America's First Responders - including active duty, veteran, and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and protection. Adorned with magnificent pieces of art which are built from hundreds of pieces of stainless steel, powder coated for permanent color, and welded into multiple layers of steel and glass, the art consists of 9 Seals: The Presidential Seal for the Commander in Chief; the Seals of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and National Guard; and custom-designed Badges representing law enforcement first responders, and fire and rescue first responders. Each seal is at least 48" in diameter and weighs several hundred pounds. The Wall is built in five sections in order to be transported along with the mobile museum/education centers on the 5-year Patriot Thunder Tour.
The unveiling includes a special ceremony with the Honor Guard, National Anthem, Pledge of Allegiance, and Opening Prayer with a very moving production of video and music that honors our American heroes. Our fundraising dinners will also include honored guests who receive special works of art called the Patriot Thunder Life Achievement Award. Seating capacity at each of the 4 weekend events is 450 people.