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Branson in Taney County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The United States Armed Forces

Ripley's Mobile Military Marvels

 
 
The United States Armed Forces Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, November 4, 2022
1. The United States Armed Forces Marker
Inscription.  
These are the flags and seals of the branches of the United States Armed Forces.

This garden is a tribute to all who serve and have served our Nation to defend and preserve our freedom.

Department of the Army
United States of America
The largest and oldest service in the U.S. military, the Army provides the ground forces that protect the United States.
Est. 1775

Department of the Navy
United States of America
On, above and below the water, the Navy is America's forward-deployed force and is a major deterrent to aggression around the world.
Est. 1775

Department of the Navy
United States Marine Corps
A component of the Department of the Navy, the Marine Corps maintains amphibious and ground units for contingency and combat operations.
Est. 1775

Department of the Air Force
United States of America
The Air Force provides a rapid, flexible, and lethal air and space capability to deliver forces anywhere in the world within hours.
Est.
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United States Space Force
Department of the Air Force
The Space Force organizes, trains, and equips space forces to protect U.S. and allied interests in space and provide space capabilities to the joint force.
Est. 2019

United States Coast Guard
The Coast Guard provides law and maritime safety enforcement, marine and environmental protection, and military naval support.
Est. 1790

Believe it or not, the Department of Defense (DoD) is the largest employer in the U.S. There are more than 1.4 million active-duty personnel, 1.1 million National Guard and Reserve personnel, and 700,000 civilians working for the DoD.

 
Erected by Ripley's Believe It or Not!.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceMilitaryWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1775.
 
Location. 36° 38.267′ N, 93° 17.011′ W. Marker is in Branson, Missouri, in Taney County. Memorial is on West 76 Country Boulevard, 0.1 miles west of Lane, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3326 W 76 Country Blvd, Branson MO 65616, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. LVT 4 Water Buffalo / M56 Scorpion / M43 Dodge Ambulance (here, next to this marker); Ripley's Mobile Military Marvels
The United States Armed Forces Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, November 4, 2022
2. The United States Armed Forces Marker
(here, next to this marker); Willys Jeep (a few steps from this marker); M29 Weasel Tracked Vehicle (a few steps from this marker); M5 High Speed Tractor Artillery Transport / Chevrolet Class 110 Airfield Crash Truck (a few steps from this marker); M561 Gama Goat (a few steps from this marker); M76 Otter (a few steps from this marker); M3 Half-Track / M59 Armored Personnel Carrier / GMC M220 Shop Van (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Branson.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2022, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 17, 2022, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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