Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

The Hoover Vet Center, at 400 Emery Drive, offers a number of programs for veterans of any age to help them successfully participate in everyday life. more



Photos by Jon Anderson.

Veterans groups and the Hoover community provided aid for a National Guard airman who lost his belongings in fire. more



Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

For Vietnam vets with Agent Orange syndrome, combat’s effects continue decades later. more


The Hoover Service Club’s recent community service project was "Act of Service" for homeless veterans. more



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


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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

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

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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



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


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


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



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



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


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


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


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


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


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



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


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


Damon Holditch

Photo by Karim Shamsi-Basha.

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


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