Thank a Vet - Hoover's Weeklong Salute to Veterans

Kickoff Event - November 7, 2021

Veterans ProgramHonoring Hoover’s Freedom Award Winner,  Lt. Col Jim Langley, US Army (Ret). - 2 pm in The Library Theatre (Limited Seating)

Alabama Youth Symphony Concert- 2:30 pm in The Library Theatre (Limited Seating)

Veterans Reception - 3 pm Theatre Level

Flag Lowering Ceremony - 3:45 pm - Library Flagpole

Walk Of Honor

See pictures of veterans from all wars.  For more information, call (205) 444-7840

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 the Application

Photo Gallery and Media

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

POW/MIA Table Display

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

Children's Poster Contest

Submit artwork to celebrate veterans as part of the City of Hoover's Veteran's week!

Guidelines

  • Each artwork must be created by an individual student (no groups please) in grades K-12. The student must live in Hoover or attend a public, private or home school in Hoover.

  • The poster should measure 12” x 18”.

  • Include the following information on the back of the poster:

    • student’s name, title of work, grade, school/homeschool

    • parent’s name, phone number, and email address.

  • Submit posters to the Hoover Library Children’s Department by 9:00 p.m. Thursday, October 28, 2021. The parents of the winners will be notified Tuesday, November 2, 2021.

Posters will be chosen from submissions to be displayed in the library in the month of November as part of the City of Hoover’s salute to veterans. Students who submit an art piece will be entered in a drawing to win a Barnes & Noble gift card.

Contact Justin Banger at 205-444-7833 or justin.banger@hooverlibrary.org with any questions.

Thank a VET Craft

Stop by the Children’s Department November 7 - 13 and pick up a craft to give to your special veteran.  Pick up crafts while supplies last!

Library Closed, November 11 - Veterans Day.