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Celebrate Military Appreciation Month in Branson

During Military Appreciation Month in May, Branson, Missouri, is celebrating our country’s heroes with big salutes, fun events, patriotic respect and special events, along with community offers for discounts throughout the city for visitors and residents. The sounds of patriotism echo throughout, from the live music shows to the Tribute to Valor STEMLiner Aviation Expo, at Branson Airport, Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.      


Military Appreciation Month special events include: 

May 18, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Branson Airport: A first-of-its-kind Tribute to Valor STEMLiner Aviation Expo at the Branson Airport where visitors can climb aboard military and civilian aircraft such as the massive C-130s, designed for troop transport, aerial firefighting and more; meet U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major (ret.) Gary Littrell who served in Vietnam and is one of 62 living Medal of Honor recipients and Chairman/Founder of the Tribute To Valor Foundation; learn about robotics/STEM; and engage with former Thunderbird Pilot, Major Trevor Aldridge. Branson Airport is located at 4000 Branson Airport Blvd., Hollister. 

In the evening of May 18 at 6 p.m., visitors and residents are invited to a free 


Armed Forces Day Event with Tony Orlando, to include performances by the international star, plus guest country music recording artist, Phil Vandel. Festivities include the honoring of Tribute to Valor’s founder, U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major (ret.) Gary Littrell, one of only 62 Medal of Honor recipients alive today. The location is Freedom Encounter Theater, formerly the home theater of Tony Orlando, at 3220 Falls Parkway, Branson. While tickets are free, guests are encouraged to reserve seats at ‘eventbrite’  Tony Orlando and Tribute To Valor Foundation Salute Our Armed Forces or find the QR code on City of Branson Facebook feed. 


Branson Mayor Larry Milton has proclaimed Branson as ‘The Most Patriotic Town in America,’ noting that Branson’s annual Veterans Parade is marking its 92nd year. Branson live music shows celebrate our heroes throughout the year by recognizing U.S. military service during performances. Additionally, Branson showcases a wide range of live entertainment, attractions, pristine lakes with world-class fishing, unique shopping and dining experiences. Many of these businesses have Military Appreciation Month special deals and offers: https://www.explorebranson.com/may-is-military-appreciation-month-branson

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