Walking through the Veterans Memorial Museum of Branson, Jim Buckner recalls the time he spent serving in the Vietnam War.
"These are enemy weapons here," he points out. "That's what was shooting at us."
He's one of the many veterans that feel Branson goes above and beyond to make those who served feel at home.
"Branson is the All-American city," he says. "Just opens its arms and hearts for us."
That's why about 50
"Because Branson honors vets, we were unanimous in choosing Branson because of that," says Buckner.
Veterans from all over the country met in Branson to walk down memory lane, sharing old stories and making new memories.
"It's very nice to go to a place where you're welcome with open arms," says veteran Stephen Lawrence.
Visiting the Veterans Memorial Museum of Branson was one of the first things on their agendas.
"It's one of the better museums I've seen," says veteran John Santy. "This is fantastic."
"Every soldier is the
Branson honors our nation's heroes in several ways. Veterans Homecoming Week is just one event that highlights the importance of the men who served for our freedom.
"I was here for the first Welcome Home Vietnam Vets Parade," recalls Buckner.
"I think everybody realizes what happened in the 60's and 70's," says Santy. "I think everyone appreciates the vets and Branson even more so I think."
It's no wonder the
"If you go anywhere and identify yourself as a vet, they'll give you a discount," says Lawrence.
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broadcast of "Postcards from Branson: A Century of Memories"