• Clint Engel

Miskelly honors veterans at ceremony

miskelly vetsTommy Miskelly, left, Miskelly Furniture, Jackson, Miss., with father Howard Miskelly, a World War II veteran and double bronze medal honoree; U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper; and Oscar Miskelly, Miskelly Furniture.
JACKSON, Miss. — Miskelly Furniture partnered with the Pearl, Miss., Chamber of Commerce to host a Veterans Day ceremony Friday at the retailer’s flagship Airport Road location at the store’s flagpole.

The guest speaker for the event was Senior Master Sergeant Jessica Green with the Mississippi Air National Guard. Also participating were U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper; Pearl Mayor Jake Windham, retired Staff Sergeant; U.S. Army and Bronze Star Recipient Howard Miskelly, father of Miskelly Furniture brothers Chip, Oscar and Tommy Miskelly; Garrett Emerson, Brian Hughes, Steve Miller, Tommy and Oscar Miskelly and the Pearl JROTC.

The event drew about 70 people, including local firefighters and police officers.

Green, who is a medic with the Mississippi National Guard talked about the different levels of military service and how each contributes to the protection of our country.

In his remarks, Congressman Harper asked all the Vietnam veterans to stand, thanked them for their service and said, “Welcome home.”

“You could see the appreciation on the faces of these veterans and their spouses,” a spokeswoman for the Top 100 company said.

Clint EngelClint Engel | Senior Retail Editor, Furniture Today
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