On Sept. 11, communities across the country will recognize Patriot Day.
The annual day of remembrance honors the more than 3,000 victims of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
The city of Hoover’s ceremony will feature keynote speaker retired Maj. Gen. David P. Burford of Vestavia Hills.
Burford was one of the first people mobilized in the War on Terror. He reported as deputy commanding general of Army Special Forces, spending almost three years on active duty, including as acting commanding general of the Army’s 9,000-man Green Beret Force in the early stages of Operation Enduring Freedom.
The ceremony will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will take place at Hoover’s Fire Station 2.
Over the Mountain communities Homewood, Mountain Brook and Vestavia Hills will host their joint Patriot Day ceremony at Homewood City Hall this year.
The ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. and will feature words from retired Lt. Col. Marvin Chandler of Birmingham.