11th Annual Military Gala & Banquet
(more photos to follow)

The cocktail hour had old friends, new faces, best kept secrets and formal portraits.

The Joint Services Color Guard from Ft Leonard Wood performed with precision as they presented the 
Colors to Major Jim Schreffler, President of the Mess.

The College of the Ozarks Choral presented a beautiful National Anthem. 

The LeCroy Sisters sand "Somewhere Out There" for our POW/MIA service.
Michaela led our Pledge of Allegiance.

Special Forces soldiers presented our Guest of Honor, James Albert 
Champion, to the attendees for the POW/MIA service.

Guests from Amarillo, TX and Branson itself were among the 500
 GALA attendees

The Patriotism award was presented to Ed Burge, Mayfield, KY.

Kyle Burge, Mom Burge, Dad Burge and award recipient Ed Burge.

POW Network Chairman, Ed Burge and Mary Schantag. 
The POW NETWORK hosts the annual GALA.

The fireworks were the best ever. 
This year, new electronic controls allowed shoots from 5 areas to combine for an exquisite display that delighted the GALA goers at intermission.
Our thanks and gratitude to A.M. Pyrotechnics, Aaron Mayfield and his team for continued sponsorship and support.

MOAA members at the GALA

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