Bank Hosts Veteran Rise & Shine Event – October 6, 2023

September 25, 2023

For Immediate Release

(Branson, MO) In a community such as this, where values like respect and patriotism are held in high regard, Branson Bank will honor four (4) area veterans for their service to country and community. Each veteran was selected throughout 2023 as a Branson Bank Veteran of the Quarter and will officially receive their public recognition by way of flag raising. 

On FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6TH, the community is invited to join the local, community bank at their Highway 248 location just before 7:30 AM to witness the recognition of local Veterans: Amanda Hoenes, USMC; Clarence Sowards, USMC; Ronald Rowden, US ARMY; and David McAllister, US Navy. The bank’s large, garrison-sized flag will be raised in their honor by the Branson High School Air Force Junior ROTC under the command of Master Sergeant Quinton Atwood.  

“We are thankful for our area veterans and honored to recognize them and share their respective stories,” said Bill Jones, President/ CEO, Branson Bank. “The service and sacrifice of these men and women can never be repaid entirely, yet we offer our sincere gratitude to these individuals and their respective families.”

Larry MiltonMayor of Branson, will be in attendance to help welcome and honor these individuals for their service and sacrifice, in addition to Bob Smither, who will play Reveille as the flag raises. 

The ceremony will begin promptly at 7:30 AM. Additional parking is available in the parking lots of Hobby Lobby and Harbor Freight. Refreshments to include coffee and pastries will be provided before the ceremony begins and after, while supplies last. For more information about the Veteran of the Quarter program or to nominate a local veteran, please visit:

Branson Bank is a $343 million asset community bank – that is a locally owned and controlled, state-chartered financial institution with three locations in Branson, one location in Forsyth, and one location in Branson West. 

Branson Bank- Member FDIC.

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Editor Notes: Photo from the Veteran Rise & Shine Service held in 2021 at Branson Bank.