JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — Groups around the Metro are honoring Veterans ahead of Veterans Day.

Friends of Mississippi Veterans donated blankets to Veterans at the Jackson VA Nursing Home.

A program was held as well.

The group gave out about 100 blankets.

The Veterans were thankful for the gifts.

The organization would like to give a special gift to Vietnam Veterans who are still living. You must show proof that you are a Vietnam veteran. To get more information email winsteadjj@comcast.net.