Hoover Public Library veteransFlag folding ceremonies will take place daily at 4:45 p.m. Various civic groups will handle the honors throughout the week. Photo courtesy of Lance Shores.
The Hoover Public Library, in conjunction with the City of Hoover, has planned a series of activities in appreciation of those serving our country. This year’s events, all of which will take place at the library, include:
Nov. 4: Reception honoring veterans. Come enjoy good food, live music and great company. Library Plaza, 2-3:30 p.m.
Nov. 5: Two showings of the movie, Rescue Dawn. The Library Theatre, 2 p.m., 6:30 p.m.
Nov. 5-8, Nov. 10: Various children’s activities. Library KidZone. All children’s story time participants will receive a flag. They also will be able to make special crafts for patients at the VA Hospital and participate in the library’s “Thank a Vet” poster contest. Winning posters will be on display in the Library’s main corridor window wall, November 3-13.
Nov. 5-9: Flag Folding Ceremony. 4:45 p.m. daily.
Monday: Bluff Park United Methodist Church Boy Scout Troop 321 and Cub Pac 21
Tuesday: Hoover Police Honor Guard
Wednesday: Bumpus Middle School Girl Scout Troop 532
Thursday: Discovery United Methodist Church Boy Scout Troop 23
Friday: Bessemer Composite Squadron AL087 Civil Air Patrol.
Nov. 8: Book Discussion Event. Based on Laura Hillenbrand’s bestselling book, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption. Library Plaza, 12:30 p.m.
The library also will feature a number of displays throughout the building, including a patriotic exhibit featuring works from artists of the Exceptional Foundation, a Prisoner of War/Missing in Action table, book displays, flag and uniform displays and newsreels from World War II.
Patrons wishing to personally honor a veteran may submit that individual’s photograph to the Technology Hub at any time, for inclusion on the Library’s memorial Wall of Honor, which will be on display in the building’s main corridor.