Press Release
For immediate Release:
Marlyce Stockinger, Special Veteran Events Coordinator
220 Branson Hills Parkway
Branson, MO
417-239-4524 [email protected]

Branson, Missouri –A Press Conference on March 3, 2009, 2 p.m. at the Hamner Barber Theatre, Shepherd of the Hills Expressway, Branson, MO will be held to outline the first annual Hand in Hand Branson Honors Purple Heart Recipients. The two day event will be April 24 – 25, 2009 with guest speakers Dr. Hemant Thakur, Col., MD, a world renown PTSD Expert (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), and a speaker from the National Military Order of Purple Hearts. Twenty five professional fishermen will provide their time, boats, fuel, tackle, & bait as they take 25 Recipients fishing. The State of Missouri waived the license for these men because of the “emotional healing” that comes from being on the water. The Missouri Wine Festival has invited all Purple Heart Recipients with a guest to their exciting event. Branson entertainers will be there to give an outstanding show full of laughter and music. The event will close with a Purple Mountain Majesty Twilight Ceremony at the Branson Landing, guest speaker, Sergeant Major Tony Rose(ret.), a Pentagon Survivor of 9-11. All events are “FREE” and open to the public.

Mr. Milton, President of and Marlyce Stockinger, Special Veteran Events Coordinator for the company, had a meeting and decided to do the first annual, Hand in Hand Branson Honors Purple Heart Recipients Event. Milton, a Marine, has always supported the veterans in Branson and throughout the United States. Milton wanted to give back to the veteran community and he feels an event such as this will touch the heart of many veterans. We want to begin the healing process by giving them tools to work with and then give them the best healer of all…………. fun and laughter. This is the first event of this kind in the United States and we are listening to the Recipients so we provide them with an event that encompasses their needs Stockinger said.

Present at the Press Conference will be:

Larry Milton, President of
Marlyce Stockinger, Event Coordinator
Mike Webb, Co-Host of Bass Edge Television Show on the Outdoor Channel, Founder of K.A.S.T.
Ray Wheeler, Purple Heart Recipient
Aaron Wintterle, Purple Heart Recipient
Bob Nichols, Missouri Wine Festival Coordinator
Members of the Branson Fire Department

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