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Welk Resort Theatre
1984 State Highway 165
Branson, MO   65616

The Lennon Sisters and Gatlin Brothers will participate in the Opening Ceremony for the Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall on Tuesday, November 6 at 10:30 a.m. at the Welk Resort in Branson. The 30-minute ceremony will include:

  • Posting of the Colors and Wreath Laying Ceremony by the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 913, Branson
  • Invocation and Closing Prayer by Senior Pastor Neil Franks, First Baptist Church, Branson
  • National Anthem by The Lennon Sisters (Kathy, Janet, Mimi)
  • Remarks by Tom Goldsworthy, Branson Veterans Task Force chairman
  • Guest speaker Vietnam Veteran Eddie Beasley
  • Patriotic song by The Gatlin Brothers (Steve, Rudy)

A POW/MIA Service of Tribute and Remembrance will be held at the Wall at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 7.

The Welk Resort's annual gift to veterans, visitors and the community has become a popular part of the week-long, community-wide Branson Veterans Homecoming since the mid-1990s. The scale-replica display of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is open daily for viewing from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. through Sunday, Nov. 11. During the seven-day display period, community volunteers are reading aloud continuously the names inscribed on the Memorial. The exhibit is located on the lawn (north side) of the Welk Resort complex. Visitors may access the "Traveling Wall" exhibit by going through either the Welk Hotel lobby or the Welk Theatre lobby. The week-long display, Opening Ceremony and POW/MIA Service are free and open to the public.

Additional events during Veterans Homecoming at the Welk Resort Theatre include:

  • Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers and The Lennon Sisters — Celebrating Christmas, Monday thru Friday.
  • The Lowe Family Morning Show — Monday thru Friday.
  • Mel Tillis & Connie Smith — Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday.
  • Tony Orlando's Yellow Ribbon Salute to Veterans — Sunday, Nov. 11 at 2:00 p.m. — free to veterans and one guest.
  • Tony Orlando Show — special concerts on Monday, Nov. 12 at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.

The Welk Resort is located three miles south of Highway 76 on State Highway 165 in Branson. For more information and tickets, call the Welk Resort Theatre at 417-337-7469.

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