Branson, Missouri

Branson, Missouri

"Staying Low" by Fred Hoppe, Jr.

"Staying Low" by Fred Hoppe, Jr.

This bronze sculpture titled “Staying Low” is a creation of Fred Hoppe, Jr. of Lincoln Nebraska. It was purchased by the City of Branson and the appraised value is around $7 million. The statue measures 8 x 15 feet and consists of 12 soldiers in full battle dress on a scouting mission during World War II.

In 2008, a nonprofit gardening group established a
Veterans Memorial Garden in the heart of the
“Music Show Capital of America” Branson, Missouri.

Over the past few years, this Memorial Garden honoring our Veterans, has grown into a beautiful landscaped hillside with a profusion of flowering trees, shrubs and plants of all kinds.

The Memorial Garden, located at the intersection of Hwy. 76 and Roark Valley Road in Branson, is visited by hundreds of Veterans and their families. It is a living tribute honoring the sacrifices made by our men and women of the military who have so gallantly served our nation.


It is the purpose of the Veterans Memorial Garden to show our appreciation to our Veterans and to say “THANKS” for their service. The citizens of Branson are dedicated to encourage and foster patriotism and provide recognition to all Veterans for their courage and willingness to serve.
One of two butterfly sculpures in Veterans Memorial Garden in Branson, MO.

Branson 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. This 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 a Master Gardener, the late Ben Kinel, and with the considerable efforts of many volunteers and benefactors who have given money, materials and a lot of hard work, this beautiful garden serves as a living tribute to our Veterans.

Although the beauty of the flowers and plantings will change with the seasons, the beauty and honor of what the garden represents will not.

Lily in the Veterans Memorial Garden in Branson, MO.
This Memorial Garden is FREE to the public and is open 365 days of the year. Veterans are invited to hold meetings and ceremonies there if they so desire. Call Jana Evans at 417-294-5092 to make arrangements. Visitors are always welcome! Please click on the map link for directions.
Volunteers from all walks of life have given countless hours of their time to landscaping the garden site, planting, watering, weeding and providing general maintenance over the years. Our sincere “THANKS” to all of them!

Memorial Plaques now Available For the Honor Wall - New Garden Feature

3 Standard Sizes

8×10, 10×12 and 11×14

Example of 8 X 10 Plaque

Example of 8 X 10 Plaque

Special Sizes

And Designs with military emblems can be ordered