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The Military Order of the Purple Heart
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Branson, MO - February 3, 2011

Patriots:  For your early planning, the annual Branson salute to Purple Heart recipients, “Hand-in-Hand”, will take place this year 28-30 April 2011 --  The schedule is shown below.  If you think you are interested, please go online to www.branson.com and click on “Veterans Galleria”, then click on the “hand-in-hand” box.  All Purple Heart recipients get a great break on hotel reservations, and all the events are free of charge.  I promise you that you will never feel so honored or patriotic as you will during this great event, whose only purpose is to honor you!

April 28, 2011 – Thursday

REMEMBER YOU CAN REGISTER ON LINE BUT YOU MUST COME TO REGISTRATION TO GET YOUR ARM BAND BRING PROOF YOU REGISTERED

“Registration 8 –Noon” FREE

Everyone must come to registration to get an arm band! We have so much fun at registration…come early, stay & visit..
Next To Auntie Annie’s Pretzel

Factory Merchants Mall
1000 Pat Nash Dr – off Hwy 76 West (next to White Water)
Branson, MO

“2 p.m. Opening Ceremonies” FREE

Where:
Hamner Barber Theatre
3090 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway
Branson, MO

Special Presentation on Benefits for Veterans, focusing on Women Veterans and Families. Disabled Veterans Welcome. Presented by the National Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Officers. This will be similar to a Town Hall Meeting with questions & answers.

April 29, 2011 – Friday

“10 a.m. Entertainment Show” FREE

Where:
Hamner Barber Theatre
3090 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway
Branson, MO

“1:30 p.m. Fishing Tournament” FREE
You must have an armband and be present at opening ceremony, where we will draw names for 40 fishermen.

Where:
Bass Pro Parking Lot
Branson Landing
Branson, MO

This year we will be fishing Lake Taney Como. Due to a large fishing tournament leaving and returning during the same time as our tournament, we have agreed to move our tournament. They need room for over 150 boats.

We will be using Pontoon Boats, commercial fishermen, all equipment provided, the State of MO is waiving the fishing license as before and we will be able to fish for Bass, Trout, Walleye, all types of fish and 4 of you will be able to be on a boat together. We will have 10 boats, Provided by “Scotties Trout Dock” Register on line for fishing

“6 p.m. Fish Fry”

Where:
Taney County Airport (Location could change)
491 Blue Sky Lane,
Hollister MO

Purple Heart Recipients Free. Wives, family members and the General Public are welcome, $10 per person. Great food, entertainment, and fellowship

April 30, 2011 – Saturday

“9:30 Missouri Food & Wine Festival” FREE

Where:
Chateau on the Lake
415 North State Hwy 265
Branson, MO

“1p.m. – 3 p.m. Registration for Purple Heart Motorcycle Run Wal-Mart Ozark, MO

This run is open for ALL Bikers, Purple Heart Recipients, Veterans, Families anyone who wants to ride or participate please feel free to contact coordinator Jimmie Russell, Taney Co Sheriff at 417-546-7250(o) or 417-546-7185( c )

“Closing Ceremony” 4:30 p.m. Location TBD

The above schedule is tentative so check back often for changes.

For information contact:
National Public Relations Director, John Bircher, 352-753-5535
Email: PublicRelations@Purpleheart.org
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