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.

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Our Mission

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.

Resources

A list of links is provided to easily access other agencies that assist veterans. 

Events

We can’t wait to see you at our community gatherings and fundraisers.

Veteran Spotlight

Meet the brave men and women of Mississippi who have proudly served.

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Miskelly Furniture Supports Veterans

Miskelly Furniture Supports Veterans

Miskelly Furniture has a strong history of supporting veterans. The business presented a check for $5000 to Friends of Mississippi Veterans, a portion of the sales from their annual Veterans Day Sale. The statue in the background is the likeness of Howard Miskelly, a...

Veteran Spotlight: Staff Sgt. Howard Miskelly

Veteran Spotlight: Staff Sgt. Howard Miskelly

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.