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Veterans Memorial Garden - Branson MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Where's George
N 36° 38.660 W 093° 14.121
15S E 478962 N 4055444
Quick Description: Located on Route 76 at the eastern entrance to the famed Branson Strip, Branson’s "Veterans Memorial Garden” serves as a living tribute to the sacrifices of America’s Veterans, active duty Armed Forces personnel and their families.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 10/19/2012 4:01:40 AM
Waymark Code: WMFGWC
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
"Branson Missouri has been honoring America’s Veterans, and active duty military personnel and their families for decades. It is part of Branson’s very heartbeat, heritage and culture. The recently dedicated, Veterans Memorial Garden is yet another manifestation of how the Branson community feels about those who have given so much for our country.

Under the guidance of Master Gardner Ben Kinel and with the considerable effort of many of volunteers and benefactors who have given money, land, materials and a lot of hard work, time and effort, the beautiful garden serves as a living tribute to the sacrifices of America’s Veterans, active duty military personnel and their families. Located in the northwest corner of the intersection of Roark Valley Road and State Highway 76 at the traffic signal, the garden is very visible to all those traveling into and out of the Branson Strip on State Highway 76.

Although physically new, the Veterans Memorial Garden is a unique bit of Branson. It represents the Branson tradition of honoring America’s Veterans, but more importantly it serves as a living reminder of the sacrifices made by those Veterans on behalf of our Nation. Although the beauty of the flowers and plantings shown in the picture will change with the seasons, the beauty and honor of what the garden represents will not."

-above text from (visit link)

A wonderful newspaper article about the garden can be found here (visit link)
Type of Memorial: Non-Specific Memorial

Wars mentioned (Multi-war only):
WWI-WWII-kOREA-VIETNAM-PERSIAN GULF


In Honor Of: All veterans of all wars

Marker Text:
No markers exist


Date of dedication: September 1, 2009

Who Put it Here?: Privately, by "Blossoms of Branson" and "Gift of Green"

Description of Memorial:
This memorial garden resides alongside the main road (Hwy 76) leading into and out of the touristy Theater / Entertainment district of Branson, making it VERY visible as you drive by. It is about one acre of plants, flowers and trees with small walking paths.


Visit Instructions:
Visited Logs must contain, at least, a picture of the monument and your GPSr. Preferably YOU at the monument with your GPSr, but we understand that some people are camera-shy.
It is suggested you please include something about your visit here, as well.
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