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Thank A Vet! Hoover's Weeklong Salute To Veterans


Hoover's weeklong salute to veterans will begin Sunday, November 1st. Join us for activities designed to honor those who have bravely served our country.

Download a calendar of the 2015 events.

Photo Gallery and Media

View a gallery of photographs from past years' events.
Watch videos of Thank a Vet Week activities.

Kickoff Event - NOV 1, 2015

Veterans Reception

Join us for patriotic music by the Alabama Youth Symphony, moving presentations and refreshments.
Hoover Library Plaza • 2:00 pm

Music Opportunity Program: Alabama Youth Symphony - In Concert

After the reception, the Alabama Youth Symphony will present a musical concert. Limited seating • FREE!
The Library Theatre • 3:15 pm

Kickoff Flag Folding Ceremony

Join us around the library flagpole for a ceremony honoring a Hoover veteran presented by the Hoover Fire Department.
Library Flagpole • 4:00 pm

Special Programs

Friends of the Hoover Library: The American Village

Monday, November 2 - Learn about the immersive historical museum located in Montevallo.  • FREE!
Refreshments at 9:45 am Library Meeting Rooms • 10:00 am

Monday at the Movies: U-571

Monday, November 2 - When a German U-571 submarine with a sophisticated encryption machine onboard is sunk during a World War II battle at sea, the Allies send an American Navy force led by Lieutenant Andrew Tyler (Matthew McConaughey) to retrieve it for study.   (PG, 118 minutes) FREE!
The Library Theatre  2:00 pm and 6:30 pm

Program: Veterans Re-entering the Workforce

Tuesday, November 3 - Learn a trade with CEFA (Construction Education Foundation of Alabama).
10:30 a.m. in the Adult Programming Room

Events All Week

Wall of Honor

See pictures of veterans from all wars and submit your own family members’ images to be added.

Children’s Poster Contest

View posters created by school children in honor of veterans.

Military Uniform Display

View uniforms from various branches of the service.

Art Galleries

Be inspired by artwork that salutes veterans in our galleries.

Flag Folding Ceremony

Join us at the flagpole at 4:45 pm from  Monday, Nov 2 through Thursday, Nov 5 as we retire the colors. 

POW/MIA Table Display

See this salute to veterans who are Prisoners of War or Missing in Action.