Bretts For Vets Award

The Bretts for Vets Award is a special recognition given to veterans, active servicemen, or anyone else who demonstrates exceptional patriotism and devotion to their country. Recipients are selected from a list of candidates nominated by you, and are then given their award at a Bretts Show or through online recognition. There is no age limit or other demographic qualifier because American patriotism knows no age, race, or gender. If you'd like to nominate someone for a Bretts for Vets Award fill out the form below and click submit.

 Retired Colonel William G. Groninger

Retired Colonel William G. Groninger - First "Bretts for Vets" recipient

The first recipient of the Bretts for Vets Award is a man who is highly respected in the Branson, Missouri community, Retired Colonel William G. Groninger.  Bill was born in the small town of Port Royal, Pennsylvania. The town was so small, that there were only 16 students in his graduating class!  After high school, Bill went on to receive a bachelor's degree in math and science.  From there he felt it was his duty to volunteer for military service and he joined the United States Air Force, where he served for 20 years.  During that time, he flew 100 missions over North Vietnam, he was an instructor pilot, he earned his Masters degree in psychology, and then stepped into the cockpit of the fastest, highest- flying manned aircraft the Air Force ever built, the SR-71 "Blackbird". Read more…


 College of the Ozark's Patriotic Education Travel Program

November 10th, 2012. The Bretts, Branson's Best Morning Show, announced their second "Bretts For Vets" award winner during their show. After Andrea Brett recited her famous poem "I Am A Veteran," Tom Brett joined her on stage to present the second annual "Bretts For Vets" award. The "Bretts for Vets" award is a special recognition given to veterans, active servicemen, or anyone else who demonstrates exceptional patriotism and devotion to their country. This year's award goes to the College of the Ozark's Patriotic Education Travel Program. The program focuses on teaming up WWII veterans and students to revisit battlefields last seen over 70 years ago. The students walk with the veterans as they relive their experiences, and pass their stories of courage and sacrifice on to the next generation of Americans. The students are selected through a very competitive application process. Read more…