Photo courtesy of Hoover Public Library.

The city of Hoover plans to kick off its Thank-a-Vet Week activities on Sunday, Nov. 5, with a program and reception to honor veterans at the Hoover Public Library. more

Oct 27, 2017 9:54 PM People

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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

Hoover, Tuscaloosa vets form nonprofit to honor those killed in war on terror. more

Oct 27, 2017 9:35 PM People 1 Comments

10K Ruck Challenge 2017-1

Photo by Jon Anderson

Eighty people turned out for this year's event, which includes a 6.2-mile trek with a weighted backpack and a 3.1-mile run/walk. more

Oct 14, 2017 2:14 PM News


Photo courtesy of Linda Chastain, Hoover Arts Alliance.

The Veterans Center recently completed its first session of art classes sponsored by the Hoover Art Alliance. more

Apr 28, 2017 6:13 PM People

Veterans Day 2016 artwork

Photo courtesy of Lance Shores/Hoover Public Library

One exception is the Hoover Recreation Center, which will be open normal hours for a Friday. more

Nov 10, 2016 11:00 AM News

Bluff Park youth homeless campout 2015

Still shot from video by Cherie Olivier

The public is invited to drop off items for the homeless between 5 p.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. Friday. more

Nov 9, 2016 6:21 PM People


Photo by Sarah Cook.

The public unveiling of the arbor and busts of two Hoover residents killed in military action is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Monday. more

Oct 27, 2016 4:42 PM People


Photos courtesy of Justin Kane.

The camping site on Iron Horse Farms — complete with wheelchair access — serves as a sanctuary of healing for veterans. more

May 26, 2016 8:45 PM People

Ellington Franklin

Photo Courtesy of Donald Franklin

Ellington Franklin, who flew two trips to Normandy on D-Day with the Army Air Corps, is among 7 veterans from Alabama and Mississippi to be honored in Montgomery by the French government. more

Jan 27, 2016 9:25 PM People

The first shovel will hit the dirt on Aldridge Gardens’ veterans memorial arbor this month. more

Oct 27, 2015 2:54 PM News

Noah Galloway

Courtesy Homes for Our Troops

The event at the Hoover Met was hosted by Homes for Our Troops (HFOT), a non-profit organization that works to build houses for severely injured veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. more

Sep 30, 2015 3:13 PM News

Aldridge Gardens Veterans Arbor

Photo by Roy L. Williams.

Construction on the Veterans Memorial Arbor will begin by early August and the project slated to be dedicated on Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11, 2015. more

Aug 27, 2015 9:08 PM People

American Legion Post 911

Photo courtesy of Ron Bradstreet.

American Legion Post 911, “Ryan Winslow” recently formed and began its sponsorships to Boys and Girls State, a program that teaches high school juniors about government from the township to the state level. more

Aug 27, 2015 9:08 PM People


Lloyd Beard

On May 24, the Alabama Veterans Memorial Foundation held its Remembrance Program to honor veterans from Hoover and across Alabama who were added to the “Honor List of Alabama’s Dead” since the last ceremony in May 2014. more

Jul 22, 2015 6:16 PM People

This season, the Hoover Public Library, in conjunction with the City of Hoover, will show gratitude to those serving our country in a weeklong celebration to commemorate Veterans Day. more

Oct 27, 2014 8:01 PM News

Damon Holditch

Photo by Karim Shamsi-Basha.

The word “freedom” transports U.S. Army Lt. Col. Damon Holditch back to Iraq. more

Oct 27, 2014 7:56 PM People

Freedom Award

Photo by Katie Turpen

The Freedom Award started in 2003, with the intention of recognizing some of Hoover’s most outstanding public servants who have dedicated themselves to the ideals of freedom. more

Jul 18, 2014 8:33 PM News

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