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Thank A Vet! Hoover's Monthlong Salute To Veterans 2018

THANK A VET Banner 2018

Hoover's monthlong salute to veterans will begin Sunday, November 4.
Join us for activities designed to honor those who have bravely served our country.

 

Download our Calendar of Events

Veterans Flag Recipient form

Support Our Soldiers Brochure

Kickoff Event - NOV 4, 2018

VETERANS RECEPTION

Including a presentation by this year’s Freedom Award winner and a concert by the Alabama Youth Symphony

The Library Theatre • 2:00pm

FLAG FOLDING CEREMONY

Join us around the library’s flagpole for a special flag folding ceremony.

Library Flagpole • November 5-9 at 4:45 pm

Events All Week

WALL OF HONOR

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

MOVIES

Tuskegee Airmen - Presented by the Friends of the Hoover Library
Mon. Nov. 5 - Reception - 9:45 am, Program 10 am

The Great War Pt. 1
Documentary about Military Experiences during the First World War.
Mon. Nov. 5 - 2:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. The Library Theatre

The Great War Pt. 2
Documentary about Military Experiences during the First World War.
Wed. Nov. 7 - 2:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. The Library Theatre

The Great War Pt. 3
Documentary about Military Experiences during the First World War.
Thurs. Nov. 8 - 2:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. The Library Theatre

CHILDREN’S POSTER CONTEST

View posters created by school children in honor of veterans.

CHILDREN’S CRAFT

Create a patriotic gift for patients at the VA Hospital.

FLAG FOLDING CEREMONY

Join us at the flagpole Mon.-Fri., Nov. 5-9 at 4:45 pm as we honor a veteran and retire the colors.

MILITARY UNIFORM DISPLAY

View uniforms from various branches of the service.

POW/MIA TABLE DISPLAY

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

 

Wall of Honor Submissions

Join the Hoover Library this Veterans Day in honoring those who have served in the U. S. Armed Forces. Submit a photo or digital image of the veteran or service member in your life.

When submitting a photo, please include the service member’s name, branch of service, rank or any other relevant information you wish to include.

Bring your photo to be scanned to the Technology Hub or email your digital image to hvrefdesk@bham.lib.al.us from November 2, 2018 to November 19, 2018. Please include “Veterans Day” in the subject line for digital submissions. Call 205-444-7840 for more information.

Memorial Paver Application

New pavers at Veterans Park are dedicated every year at Celebrate Hoover Day in May. This picturesque pavilion houses benches with pavers to honor those Killed In Action. The pavers in the central area honor veterans from all branches of service. Flags representing the service branches hang over the area, and a large American flag waves above all. Take a moment to visit this memorial and reflect on the service and sacrifice of all veterans. Download an application.

VETERANS & FAMILY EMPOWERMENT EXPO

Employment Interviews with Local Businesses, Family Support Services, VA Outread Bus, Yoga, Fitness and Rucking Course, Games and Activites for Kids, Food Trucks and More
Free and Open to the public. Find out more...
Sat. Nov. 17th - 1 - 5pm

Photo Gallery and Media

View a gallery of photographs from past years' events.
For more information, call (205) 444-7800

Other Events

Career Fair - Thur. November 8 from 10am - 2pm -- The Finley Center - 100 Ben Chapman Dr. Hoover, AL 35044 (Behind the Hoover Met)
For more information download our flyer or contact Brian Crawford (205-335-1284), David Doyle (256-294-1695)

Salute to Veterans Ball - 5:15pm to 9:00pm - Thur. November 8 -- The Finley Center - 100 Ben Chapman Dr. Hoover, AL 35044 (Behind the Hoover Met)
$125 Per Person -- For more information download our flyer or call Mark Davis (205-266-0632) www.Vettes4vets.org

Vettes4Vets Golf Tournament - Mon. November 19 -- Riverchase Country Club - 2000 Club Road, Birmingham, AL 35244
For more information download our flyer or visit us at www.Vettes4vets.org.

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