Branson’s Veterans Week Opening Show at Mansion America Theater

Starting with a sky dive by world-famous Dana Bowman, the Opening Show promises a great kick off to another exciting Veteran’s Week in Branson. Bowman, a former member of the Golden Knights who lost both legs in a mid-air collision in 1994, will amaze and inspire you.

“We’ve put together a great show. I’m excited that our Branson entertainers so willingly give their time to honor our veterans,” said event coordinator Steve Weyher. Performers include the Oak Ridge Boys, Yakov Smirnoff and Bob Anderson. Internationally-known artist and motivational speaker, Richard Hight, will create a work of art on stage.

Army Major General (R) Lee Baxter is the keynote speaker. Major General Douglas Carver, US Army Chief of Chaplains, and evangelist Keith Moore of Moore Life Ministries will give the invocation and benediction.
Dana Bowman’s skydive is scheduled for 1:00pm on the theater grounds; the show begins at 2:00pm. Admission is free and theater seating is open. Come early for good seats.

The Opening Show is sponsored by the Branson Veterans Task Force. The BVTF office is located at 138 Pointe Royale Drive in Branson. To contact the office call 417.337.8387 (417.337.VETS) or visit A complete schedule of the week’s activities is posted on the website.