BRANSON, Mo -

The City of Branson's annual Veterans Homecoming Week begins on Tuesday.

A kick-off ceremony will be held at Clay Cooper Theater in Branson at 2 p.m. The ceremony is free for all veterans and their families.

Every year, thousands of visitors from all over the county flock to the tourist town for festivities throughout the week, that honor our nation's many heroes.

The seven day tribute is filled with special events, many of which are free, that express appreciation for the sacrifices veterans have made for the United States of America.

One of the biggest Veterans Day parades in the nation will conclude the week-long celebration on Monday, in Downtown Branson.

A schedule of the events may be found by clicking here.