BRANSON, Mo -

Branson's 80th Annual Veterans Day Parade will march through Historic Downtown Branson on Monday.

As tradition goes, the parade will begin on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. That's when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect, ceasing fighting in World War I in 1918.

The parade marks the closure of Branson's week long Veterans Homecoming Week, which is the largest veterans homecoming celebration in the United States.

In Strafford, a flag raising ceremony followed by a complimentary breakfast for veterans and their spouses will be held at the high school starting at 7:45 am. At 9:00 am, the school will honor veterans with a program.

Area restaurants are also offering a complementary meal to our nation's heroes. A complete list of participating restaurants may be found by clicking here.