At each and every performance of the Hamner Barber Variety Show, Dave Hamner and Jim Barber remember “The Day That Will Live In Infamy” and honors those brave service personnel who were lost at Pearl Harbor with their magical, multimedia tribute entitled, “Thank You’s Not Enough.” The tribute focuses mainly on American Veterans of the Battle of Iwo Jima, but Pearl Harbor, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War are all included in this spectacular and touching tribute.
On December 7, 2009, various events around town will pay tribute to this historic occasion, most notable being the Branson Veterans Task Force Pearl Harbor Day Ceremony.
The event will take place in front of the fountain and fire show area at the Branson Landing on Monday, December 7, 2009 from 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm and will end with a wreath laying in Lake Tanycomo. This is a free event, and the public is welcome to attend.
3,500 people were killed in the attacks on the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in 1941 which brought about America’s entry into World War II. In addition to the human casualties, hundreds of aircraft were destroyed, and every battleship in the U.S. Pacific Fleet was either sunk or severely damaged. The following day, President Roosevelt delivered a speech before Congress and the American people declaring that December 7, 1941 was “a day that will live in infamy.” Shortly thereafter, the United States was engaged in a two-front war in the Pacific and European theaters.
The Branson Veterans Task Force is dedicated to honoring our Nation’s veterans throughout the year. They do that, in part, by hosting events like Veterans Homecoming held during Veterans Week in November, Independence Day celebration, patriotic parades, Memorial Day ceremonies and more. The Task Force is dedicated to recognizing veterans, fostering patriotism, and educating the community. For more information about the Branson Veterans Task force visit BransonVeterans.com or call 417-337-8387.
Hamner Barber Theater is honored to be a sponsor of the Branson Veteran’s Task Force.