Photo by Sarah Cook.

Tucked behind a shaded walking trail, a yellow ribbon is tied around an old oak tree at Aldridge Gardens. 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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