Persian Gulf Cease Fire Memorial

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Pat Avery
Branson Veterans Task Force
PO Box 128
Branson, MO   65615

Branson Veterans Task Force

Media Release

For Immediate Release
April 5, 2008

Persian Gulf Cease Fire Memorial

At 1:30 pm, April 11, 2008, at Branson Fest, the Branson Veterans Task Force will commemorate the signing of the Persian Gulf Cease Fire on April 6, 1991.

The event is dedicated to the soldiers who served in Iraq during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. If you are a soldier from either Desert Shield or Desert Storm, you are invited to participate. Please be at the entertainment tent at Branson Fest by 1:00 on April 11. A complimentary lunch at Golden Corral will be provided to all Persian Gulf veterans who attend. Reservations are required.

To sign up in advance, please call the Branson Veterans Task Force Office or visit the Task Force booth at Branson Fest, held at Area 57 at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater. Reservations for the lunch are required. Call 417.337.8387.

On August 2, 1990, Iraq invaded and seized Kuwait. To liberate Kuwait, a United Nations coalition led by the US built up forces in Saudi Arabia. The coalition grew to over 650,000 troops from 28 nations, including 532,000 US troops.

The Iraqis, under Saddam Hussein, refused to withdraw from Kuwait. In January 1991, allied air forces destroyed key targets in and around Baghdad and bombed Iraq’s armed forces in and around Kuwait.

On February 27, 1991, President Bush declared a cease fire. Allied and Iraqi military leaders met on the battlefield to define terms. Although Iraq agreed to abide by all of the UN resolutions on March 3, the official cease fire wasn’t accepted and signed until April 6.

For more information, contact the Branson Veterans Task Force office or the event chair, Steve Weyher. The Branson Veterans Task Force holds events year-round to commemorate important events in our history and to honor our veterans. The BVTF office is located at 138 Pointe Royale Drive in Branson. To contact the office call 417.337.8387 (417.337.VETS).

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