Caring for Mississippi Veterans, Always.
Friends of Mississippi Veterans (FOMV) was established in 2007 as a non-profit support organization for the more than 200,000 soldiers from our state who have bravely served. We remain committed to serving our veterans. Please check back often to learn more about how to participate in our fundraising and volunteer efforts.
FOMV’s intial driving purpose was spearheading the creation of State veterans cemeteries. Those facilities have now been completed and are in operation (Mississippi State Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Newton and North Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Kilmichael), and so our focus of has turned toward other longterm projects. There are approximately 600 men and women residing in Mississippi’s four State veterans nursing homes. Each year in November, FOMV volunteers visit these veterans and provide each with a gift. Recently, equipment was also donated to these facilities. In December FOMV honors the graves of veterans by adorning them with Christmas greenery through the “Wreaths Across America” program.
The Sporting Clay Competition benefiting Friends of Mississippi Veterans has has grown exponentially in the last two years. This year, we are thrilled to host a Golf Classic at the Country Club of Jackson on Monday, October 11th in addition to our day of sporting clay...
On Tuesday, May 5, 2020, Wayne O. Burkes passed away peacefully at the Mississippi Veterans Home in Kosciusko, MS. Wayne (as his friends called him) was born December 6, 1929 in Neshoba County North of Philadelphia, MS and raised on the family farm. He was preceded in...
In Mississippi, we may first think of Howard Miskelly as a successful businessman, but his character and spirit of service were evidenced long before, as a model soldier.