This Veterans Day, The University of Alabama at Birmingham invites you to remember and thank our veterans for their service to our country. Throughout the month of November, please take a moment to write a thank you note, share a story, or simply express your gratitude for their service by filling out the “Thank a Veteran” form.

As we pay tribute to all military service men and women on Veterans Day, we would like to honor and recognize veterans who work alongside us in the HR department. Meet five employees in our department who have agreed to share part of their story. 


Bobby Barnes – Employee Relations/Manager

Bobby served 20 years in the USAF from 1980 until 2000.  He spent his entire service in a dental squadron where he began as a dental assistant.  Most of his career consisted of administrative duties including Superintendent of Dental Services. This position served as an advisor to the Dental Squadron Commander and was responsible for the management of all ancillary services and supervision of all enlisted and civilian personnel.  

Bobby’s assignments included:  
McConnell AFB, Wichita, KS 
Brooks AFB, San Antonio, TX
Ramstein AFB, Germany
Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, AL 
Keesler AFB, Biloxi, MS

Bobby retired in April 2000 and was hired by UAB that same month as an HR Employment Representative.  He has been in UAB HR ever since. 

Grant Cochrane – Hospital HR/HR Consultant

Grant was commissioned as an Officer in the U.S. Coast Guard in 1980.  He was on active duty for three years (1980- 1983).  Grant trained in Yorktown, VA. After completing his training, he was a Line Officer stationed at Governor’s, New York City, NY, with the Third Coast Guard District Command which no longer exists. Grant’s primary assignment was employee relations type responsibilities covering a five state area. He moved back south, first to Atlanta for a few months and then accepted a HR position as a Recruiter with his alma mater, the University of Florida.

Mike Maner – Organizational Learning and Development/Manager

US Navy 1982 – 2002

Mike’s original job assignment in the U.S. Navy was a full time professional musician in the Navy Music Program, after passing an official audition and meeting the qualifications.  For the first 15 years of his career, he served in Navy bands as a trombone instrumentalist located in Japan, Memphis TN, Great Lakes IL (Chicago) and Seattle, Washington.  In each of those places he traveled extensively and performed in a wide variety of groups and ensembles as well as a variety of musical styles.  Performances included military ceremonies, elaborate productions and events, presidential events, special ceremonies for foreign dignitaries, international parades, appearances on live TV and radio broadcasts, and the public at large. 

Travels included almost every country across Asia, and almost every state in the US.  In the later years of his career, he also served as leader and conductor for some of the groups to which he was assigned.  In the summer of 1997, Mike was selected to serve on the staff of the Armed Forces School of Music in Norfolk, VA as the Assistant Director of the Curriculum and Instructional Standards Office.  His duties switched from musical performance to education as he became responsible for things like instructor evaluations and certifications, course reviews, course development and maintenance, and staff training.  Mike remained on the staff until November 2002, at which point he elected to retire from active duty, having completed 20 years in the U.S. Navy.

After his retirement from active duty, he relocated to Birmingham, AL area.  He spent a few months enjoying a leisure lifestyle to allow for adjustment to civilian life again, and then began his job search to start a second career.  Mike was briefly employed at the Saks Inc. corporate office for a few months before accepting a position with UAB Organizational Learning and Development in fall of 2004.  September 28, 2014 marked 10 years of employment with UAB.

Marty Smith – HRIS/System Programmer II

Marty served four years active duty in the US Air Force (1971 – 1975) during the Vietnam and cold war eras.  After basic training, Marty was in school for one year at Kessler AFB in Mississippi being trained in microwave communications.  During that time he was given a top secret access clearance.  He was stationed at Andrews AFB, Maryland for two years and maintained the incoming communications from around the world along with encrypted communication to the Pentagon. 

Marty’s fourth year was spent in Turkey where he maintained communications at a NATO site in the outskirts of Istanbul.  The site was comprised of numerous Turkish and U.S. Army troops, but only eight USAF personnel.  The USAF personnel lived off site in Turkish condos in a nice suburb community, Yesilyurt/Yesilkoy, and drove to and from the NATO site.  Although it was a very dangerous time to be in Turkey with the Greek – Turkish Cyprus conflict and subsequent Turkish takeover attempt of US bases, Marty managed to have quite a bit of fun in his spare time and made friends in the community. 

After his Turkish tour, Marty returned to the US, was honorably discharged at McGuire AFB, New Jersey, and returned to civilian life.

Interested in sharing your HR employee veteran story? Contact Sherri Moultrie at for more information.

Provided below are links to information, forms and other resources that you may find helpful as a veteran at UAB.

Affirmative Action

At UAB, we are committed to advancing our already diverse community. Please take a moment to read our UAB Affirmative Action policy to become informed on concerns with discrimination and how you should handle this should it arise.

Veterans and Individuals with Disability Self ID Form - Current employees, fill out this form to voluntarily self-identify as a veteran or individual with disabilities. Submission of this information is strictly voluntary, and refusal to provide it will NOT subject you to any adverse treatment.

AWARE Program

UAB employees may take advantage of the AWARE Program, which provides disability-management services when an employee’s job is affected by a physical, mental or emotional impairment. The AWARE program coordinates requests for reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Employee Assistance and Counseling Center

The UAB Employee Assistance and Counseling Center (EACC) is anemployee benefit designed to provide employees and their immediate household members with resources for resolving work-related and personal problems. The UAB EACC provides employee assistance, confidential counseling, community referral, supervisor consultation, crisis management and a variety of educational programs to support successful work life integration. Contact the UAB Employee Assistance and Counseling Center for more information on programs and events, counselors and eligibility.

Veteran Services

Veteran Services is a valuable resource for UAB students who have served in the United States Armed Forces and who are attending college using one or more of the Educational Benefits packages. UAB proudly partners with the Veterans Administration to provide VA Yellow Ribbon benefits to qualified students. Please consult the UAB Veteran Recruitment and Student Services page for more information on these programs and services.

Helpful Links:

  • Birmingham Vet Center – Assists veterans and their families with readjustment counseling and outreach services.
  • The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) “protects the job rights of individuals who voluntarily or involuntarily leave employment positions to undertake military service or certain types of service in the National Disaster Medical System. USERRA also prohibits employers from discriminating against past and present members of the uniformed services, and applicants to the uniformed services.”
  • Alabama Transition Assistance Program (TAP) – Established to meet the needs of separating service members during their period of transition into civilian life by offering job-search assistance and related services.
  • National Resource Directory (NRD) – Connecting wounded warriors, service members, veterans, their families and caregivers with those who support them.
  • Joining Forces – Dedicated to connecting servicemen and women, veterans and military spouses with the resources they need to find jobs at home.
  • BrainLineMilitary – Living with TBI: help for service members, veterans, National Guard, reserve and families.
  • VA Medical Center – Provides acute tertiary medical and surgical care to veterans of Alabama and surrounding states.
  • Greenlight a Vet – Greenlight A Vet is a campaign to establish visible national support for our veterans by changing one light to green. Watch several veterans tell their individual stories here.
  • Still Serving Veterans – SSV is a nonprofit dedicated to helping Veterans and their families receive all the benefits and services they have earned, connecting them to other vital Veteran support resources within their community, and significantly expanding their career opportunities.
UAB proudly supports the policies and practices of equal opportunity in education and employment, including the hiring of veterans and their families. Provided below are collections of resources you may find helpful.

Your Post-Military Career

We understand that the transition from military life to civilian life is not always an easy one.

Ready to get started? Visit our Careers Page to browse and apply to current job openings at UAB.

SPOTLIGHT: The Military Resume - Translating military experience to civilian employment

When creating your civilian job resume, assume no knowledge of the military – employers with no exposure to the military may not understand the terminology and acronyms – translate these into civilian terms. Show your resume to nonmilitary friends and ask them to point out terms they don’t understand.

Thank You to all Soldiers who have protected this Great Nation of ours. My father passed on Dec. 30, 2013. He was a WWII Glider Pilot. He was in the Army/Aircorp 9th Corp, 442nd Division, 306th Troop Carrier Group. He flew Holland, France, Belgium and Germany. His main mission was Operation Market Garden. Over half the men died in that battle. He received the Air Combat Metal for his Service. He was my HERO and my BEST FRIEND. He always said the HEROS were the ones that gave their lives during the war. He said he was not a HERO. I always thought he and all men like him were HEROS. I'd like to share a poem I wrote a few weeks after he died. It's called "Soldiers Pain" Thanks,
- Frank L. Vance IV

Dedicated to Frank L. Vance III and all soldiers:
Soldier's Pain

He is my eternal flame,
Many have come before and after,
but they are all the same

Young boys protecting the world
and always taking the blame.

They didn't ask to be in this
situation, but do their job
because they love their nation.

They never have time to cry
or be afraid, something we
take for granted every day.

There is a place in my heart
for all the families that have to
be apart.

I owe a great amount of appreciation
because my father was part of
the Greatest Generation.

Many lose their life and
some come home to their wife.

The ones that are sane settle
back in society and sustain,
but the ones that gave and
saw pain will never be the same.

If they make it back sane
I think they wonder why we all complain.

So, if you see a soldier
give them a hand shake and
a hug because freedom is
not free and they sacrifice
everything for you and me.

We will never know a
Soldiers Pain because they
risk and give their lives for our gain.

By: Frank L. Vance IV

When I think of Veterans, I am nothing but thankful. I know most do not care to have recognition for their duties, but oh thank you. Today I'm sure thankful for you, your time, the time you sacrificed so I can be free. I cannot thank you enough for the love you shared to us who were back home while you served so beautifully. Your so appreciated today, tomorrow and forever. Never forget how loved you are! Forever Thankful for you, Hannah Neel
- Hannah Neel, Veteran

Today on a great day, full of Thanksgiving food, joy and love, with those surrounding me...I am most THANKFUL for you! I am blessed, have tears in my eyes, and have a warm heart knowing I can be outside with my dog, family, and friends and be safe. It is ALL BECAUSE OF YOU and those serving and sacrifice! Thank you for your sacrifice, your love for others, your commitment, and your faith. Your appreciated, today, tomorrow,and forever. Blessings and love, Hannah Neel
- Hannah Neel, Active Duty

Thank you for your service to our country. It is appreciated and respected. I pray for your well-being and for your loved ones. Be careful, and take care.
- Jamie Grimes

Thank you Quinton Rowser for you dedication and sacrifices you have provided for our country and keeping us safe. 
- Steph

God bless you for your services and I thank you for protecting your country and me.
- Celeste Allen, Military Family

Thank you for your service.
- Patti Sims

Thank you to all our Veterans and Active duty service members! We appreciate you so much! Proud Navy Mom :)
- Karla Duncan, Military Family

Thank you for your service son! We love you and we are so proud of you and all your accomplishments! :)
- LTJC Steohen Duncan, Active Duty

Thank you to all who have and are currently sacrificing to ensure our way of life. The men and women who serve, the families who miss them and support them. You all are held in my highest regard and I appreciate your selfishness provides.
- C Underwood, Military Family

Thank you to all who have served and continue to serve our country and protect us from harm.
- Carin Mayo, Military Family

I just want to say Thank You to everyone who is or has been in the military, as well as their families. You are not thanked enough. Just know that there are those of us who appreciate everything you do.

- Leigh Davis

Thank you so much for all that you do to keep our country safe and protect our freedoms! You are a true hero to me and my kids!

- Mary M. Hatcher

"We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us." - Winston Churchill

- Leslie Upshaw, Military Family

Thank you for your service! My husband is a former Navy sailor and my grandfather served in WWII as a sailor and in the reserves. We are grateful for your sacrifices, and hope we, as a country, can provide the services and support returning veterans need. Thank you!

- Sarah Connor

Thank you for selflessly serving our country and for the many sacrifices you and your families have endured.
- Barbara Lazarre

To all my fellow veterans, thank you for doing what had to be done. We are part of a small group who answered a call because we realize that there are times it simply needs to be done for the good of the nation. My son, son-in-law, many cousins and uncles, my father and father-in-law, grandfather and great grandfather all have had military service.
- Donald Shipp, Retired

Thanks I am sad to say,the general public does not fully value all of the sacrifices made by those who stand up and serve to protect our way of life. The everyday freedoms we take for granted, still could be taken away in an instant, just look at the people who have experienced being prisioners in other countries. I THANK YOU AND BLESS YOU...
- L. Weiss

Thank you to all veterans, past and present. Thank you to the families of our active duty military, who live the sacrifice of your deployments. We depend on you and never could possibly thank you enough.
- Joan

Thanks for all you do for our country and have done. God bless all of you and your families.
- Christie Fuller

Thank you for everything you do! YOU have kept my family safe and are giving me a life of safety. Thank you for serving our country!
- Madeline Gaffney

Thank you for what you did for our country.
- Ashton Leland Anderson

Thank you all for your service! Past, present and future.
- Kiana Cunningham

My husband is a proud Marine's man. He stands proud to serve our country. Today I would like to say "Thanks" to him and all Veterans. May God continue to bless you.
- Tammie Kelly, Veteran

I would like to thank the Veterans for their selfless act of service. It takes courage to do what you have done. I salute you for your dedication, bravery, and sacrifice. Happy Veterans' Day!
- Tanisha Charleston

A BIG THANK YOU to all Veterans that have sacrificed and served our Country for many years. I am a proud Dad of a US Marine that served 10 years and is now a UAB Police Officer serving our families, patients, and visitors. Thank you Karl Martin for your sacrifice and your service.
- JVann Martin, Veteran

Thank you for all of your service! You guys are the best. I can’t even think how words to thank you as much as I would like to! Only: Thank you for serving a short time or long Thank you for making our country so strong Thank You for leaving you life in our hands Thank you for taking an lasting stand Thank you to those dead or alive Thank you to those who did not survive Thank you for making American proud Thank you for making our voices so loud Thank you for everything that you’ve done Thank you oh thank you God bless you we’ve won
- McKala Ottey

Thanks to every single veteran who served in the army to protect our world!!!! Thanks to you guys, our world is now a better place!!!! Again and again, thank you, thank you, and thank you!!!!!!
- Kimona Mitchell, Active Duty

Thank you for putting your life on the line to protect your country. Thank you for selflessly dedicating yourself to our freedom. Thank you for serving your country. There is nothing the American people could ever do to repay you for your service.
- Amber Dixon

Thank you for supporting our country.
- Anna Wiggins

Thank you James Edward Isaac Jr. for your sacrafice. God bless the family of this young man killed in combat, fighting for my freedom. Hoping to keep your memory and efforts alive in today's generation. Thank you for your sacrifice. God bless you and your family.
- Tamy Kuykendall, Active Duty

Thank you so much for your service! We are all so proud of you and your accomplishments!
- Stephen Duncan, Active Duty

Thank you so much for your service to your country and to your family and friends. There are so many freedoms that we enjoy every single day that wouldn't be possible without your sacrifices! Never doubt that we appreciate you, love you, and pray for you and your families!
- Danny Tindall

Thanks to all that are serving and has served our great nation. I want to say a special thanks to my husband William L. Manderson who is and always will be a Marine. He served in Vietnam.
- Earlean Manderson, Military family

Thank you to my grandfathers who served for our country and came home safe and sound. Thank you for those who served and did not come home. Thank you to every man and woman who fought willingly so that my brothers were not forced to. Thank you to everyone currently serving for our country and keeping us all safe. Thank you!
- Makenzie Wilson

A deeply heartfelt THANK YOU for your service to our country; for the sacrifices you made to keep us a free nation; and for all you gave up to serve in my place. May God's richest blessings be yours.
- Melanie Daily

Thank you so much for serving this country and keeping us safe. Thank you for the sacrifice you've made and your dedication. I pray for many blessings and any healing for you and your loved ones.
- Sharita Pickett

I want to say thank you to my mother Audrey - retired USMC, Vietnam War; uncle Marvin - retired US Army, Vietnam War; aunt Marshall - retired US Army, Gulf War and cousin Luther - Lt. Col, US Air Force - War in Afghanistan, for their patriotism and the sacrifices they have made and continue to make (Luther) for our freedom. I love you!
- Karen King, Military family

I am a proud Mother of a son currently serving in the U.S. Army Military Police. I am so thankful to him and all of his military brothers and sisters who are there to protect us and our country. They put us first every day and I continually ask God to cover them wherever they go. We love you and honor you always.
- Beverly Foster, Military family

Just a note to say thank you for your service, your courage, and the protection you provide to the United States of America. Thank you also for your protection of the weak and vulnerable populations in other contries where you have served, and for truly representing what we stand for.
- Janet McDaniel

Many thanks for everything you do to keep us safe and free.
- Tina

Thank you so much for your countless sacrifices. I appreciate all you've done to keep all of us safe and free.
- Amy Minchin

To all of our military service men and women, whether active, retired, deployed or at home, you have my utmost respect, admiration and appreciation. Thanking you, and your families, for your sacrifice.
- Jane, daughter of a retired USMC Master Sergeant - Semper Fi!

Thank you for your willingness to be away from your family and for trying to keep others safe. Prayers for you and yours....
- Vicki Hixon, Active Duty

Old Glory's Stripes are Red and White
Her Stars are Backed by Blue
Tucked Inside this Card is
My Appreciation for YOU!!!

Semper FI!
-Jean Perrine
Proud USMC Mom, Active Duty

People of our Country and State sleep peacefully in their beds at night only because our Veterans stand ready to defend our Constitutional rights on our behalf. Freedom is a privilege that has a cost. Thank-you Veterans for paying our dues. Our family flies the United States Flag year-round in your honor.
- Bill & Brenda Mayfield, Military family

My work with injured service members and their caregivers has given me a new found respect for the men and women who fearlessly serve our country. I would like to extend a personal thank you for your willingness to sacrifice money, health, safety, and time with family to protect a nation you hold in highest regard. Your loyalty, humility, perseverance, integrity, and strength do not go unnoticed. I hope that you are met with gratitude this Veterans Day.
- Molly Cox

What an incredible sacrifice you and your family made for me and mine. You didn't know me or any of the hundreds of thousands of people you sacrificed your life for, yet you did it anyway. You love your country and though it may seem like your country doesn't love you, WE DO! We love you and your family for giving of yourself for the greatest nation on earth. May God continue to bless you and your family for your sacrifice.
Sincerely with respect and admiration,
- Mary, Active Duty

Thank you so much for your service to our country. I am very thankful to live in a free country, especially, after traveling abroad and realizing just how amazing it is to be an American. I am grateful to you for your sacrifice and cover you in my prayers. God Bless you and your family!
- Rachel Metcalf, Active Duty

For all you do in support of our country and our freedom, I thank you!
- Betty Farley

Thank you for preserving our freedom & providing our safety!
- Rhonda Boyd

I thank God for all our military/Veterans for fighting for our beautiful country, the United Sates of America and keeping us safe. God Bless You All!
- Betty G. Dykes

Thank you to all who serve and have served our country and to your families and loved ones. Your service helps to keep our country free and you are appreciated every day. I pray for your safety and that God would bless you all!
- Jenny

Thanks to all Veterans who have sacrified their life to serve their country. My husband is a retired veteran, and many of my church members. My God continue to strength all branches of the military. Remembering You Veterans Day 2016!!!
- Dorothy Jean Brown, Veteran

Thank you so much for keeping United States of America free. I could never be as brave as you are, putting your very life on the line for the people at home. Thank God for all of you."
- Faye Huffstutler

I come from a military family and want to thank all of those who have served and are serving in our Armed Forces. I appreciate ALL of you and what you have done and are doing for our country. A big thank you to the families as well for the support you provide for your loved ones.
- Tanji Stephens, Military family

I want to thank all veterans for their service and what they do for their country.
- Dontarius, Veteran

Dear Veteran,
Thank you so much for protecting the country. My dad was in the military when i was 2 and i hear stories from my mom about how hard it was not knowing if he would come home. I just can't say thank you enough.
Yours Truly, Will Biles
Dear Veteran,
Thank You for Your Service and all that you do for your country. You are braver than i'll ever be. :)
Yours Truly, Paul Lucas Ryan
Thank You for being our life line to freedom. May God bless you all in the name of Jesus Christ.
- Patrice Sims, Active Duty
Thank you for serving and protecting our country. We love you and pray for your safe return back home.
- Wanda, Military family
Thank you to ALL the Veterans for what you've done/doing for our country!
- Angela Usher, Military family
I wish to thank all past, present, and future Veterans for your willingness to serve. Eventhough there are sacrifices (for some,a lot more than others); it is an honor to serve. Continue to pray for our sailors, airmen, soldiers, marines, and of course, their families (it couldn't be accomplished without your support). Respectfully submitted.
- Amy, Retired
Heartfelt thanks to all who have served and continue to have a lifelong commitment to our great country!
- Daphne Powell
Thank you to all who have placed their lives at risk for their country. Thank you to loved ones, especially those whose family members are no longer with us due to their duties. My freedom and my children's freedom required sacrifices that I did not have to make, so I pray for those who did, and their families, and pray that America will respect and uphold freedoms for all citizens equally, and encourage other countries to do the same.
- James Grimes
Thanks to all the veterans past and present for their service!
- Mary Hall, Active Duty
Thank You to All for your service to help make our Country what it is today. A special prayer to to all our fallen soldiers familes. Gods grace and peace be upon you. Thank You!
- Gwen Timmons, Active Duty
Thank you so much for the service you do to protect us all here in America. We are so thankful for everything we do and I am praying for you.
-Gina Sherman
I want to express my thanks to all the veterans out there! Thank you so much for all the hard work you all have done for our country and continueing doing. God Bless America!!!!!!!!!
- Cindy Rowell, Veteran
Thank you to all the veterans and their families. My Dad served over 20 years in the Air Force so all veterans have a special place in my heart. Thank you to all Active Duty and Retired. All of you are truly special people.
- Tanji Stephens, Military family
I am extremely proud of my Dad for his fight and sacrifice for our country during World War II. He brought home a Purple Heart which I will always cherish. I love you Daddy!
- Vickie Anderson, Veteran
Sending a heartfelt hug and thanks to our Military family. Your effort to make a difference, to make the world a better place, to do good for others is greatly appreciated. Love from Alabama!
- Trina Colafrancesco, Military family
Thanks for all that you all do for our country and may the God that I serve keep you all safe.
- Cheryl Brown
Thank you all for your service and dedication to our great country.
- Treva McAboy
A few greats back my grandfather defended America in the Revolutionary war. My grandfather was in the trenches of France in WW1, and my father and uncle were in Germany in WW2 including the Battle of the Bulge. I posthumously salute them, and all of their compatriots, for their gallantry in the face of nearly unimaginable challenges. Their contributions dwarf my military service.
- Marty Smith, Veteran
Thank you for your service. Your bravery allows me to live a life that people in other countries may not be afforded. I am forever grateful for what you have done or are currently doing.
- Brannette Marshall
There are not many places in the world where men and women I have never met will fight, with their lives, to grant me rights that not everyone else has. Thank you so much for protecting and defending our freedom and way of life. We are the greatest country in the world because we have the greatest people in the world defending us. Words cannot express the infinite gratitude every American has for you. Thank you to all who put—and have put on- the uniform looking for nothing in return.
- Kimberly Heard, Military family
Thank you for servicing our country doing what you do it takes courage and strength and the ALmighty God to endure but you chose to do so THANK YOU THANK YOU TO TYSON HALL FORT HOOD ( ALL MILITARY )
- Denise, Active Duty
Thank you for the sacrifices you and your family make daily.
- Janice Wagnon, Military family
Thank you for your service. My father was in the Army during the Korean Conflict. You are the foundation upon which this country stands. We depend on you for our freedoms. Thank you for all that you do.
- Fredia Fuller Dillard, Military family
Thank you for your service, for your sacrifices. I have holidays with my family while you frequently miss them and many other things, moments that cannot be created again. Thank you for facing fear so I can sleep at night.
- Roberta, Military family
- Gloria Turner, Veteran
This is the first Veteran's Day that my mother and I will spend without my father who was a Vietnam Veteran who passed away this past April. Daddy you were a great man, proud of the 17 years service you gave to our country and we so thankful for the sacrifice that you made as well the other Veterans that served beside you. So we say Thank You for Your Service to all who served yesterday, today, and tomorrow for the sake of our freedoms. 
- Nikki George, Veteran
To all service men and women of every branch of military service: It is with a grateful heart I thank all of you for the daily sacrifice and committment you give to protect the freedom of our country and our rights so many have died to defend. God be with you this Veteran's Day, and always.
- Henry Hoffmeyer, Military family
I would like to thank all of the men and women who have servied in the miltary. Thandks goes out to my brothers who wasin the vetnam war, my daugther, son who was in Irqa war and son-in-law.Thanks to all of you. May God Bless
- Carol Sloan, Veteran
Thank you for your sacrifice and service to our country..
- Pauline Fox
I come from a line of Veterans and I want to Thank all vets. Special Thanks to my brother my husband son grandsons. To show my appreciation I am very active with Quilts of Valor Thanks again for given America Freedom
- Janie Mahon, Active Duty
My dad and uncles fought in WWII and my brothers fought in Vietnam. I am extremely proud to be part of such a wonderful family. I want to thank them and all those past, present and future who have fought or will fight for my freedom. My debt can never be repaid. Thank you and may God bless you.
- Carleen Abercrombie
My father served over 30 years active duty Air Force (yes, I am a BRAT) and my sister active duty (over 20 years). My cousin is a commander of a sub in the Navy, and all of my uncles have served. To the active duty, reserves, national guards, and veterns - a heartfelt THANK YOU for all you and your families have done, and do. God bless the USA and the wonderful military!
- Becky Jones, Military Family
Thank you Veterans for your service to your country! We salute you for all you have sacrificed. Special thanks to my son, who is currently serving in the US Navy - active duty. I am so proud of you!
- Karla Duncan, Military family
Special thanks to my husband who served more than 20 years in the Marine's...They really are the few, the proud, the Marines. Hoorah! Although my Dad is now deceased he also served in the branch of the Army...We are so proud of these men and every man who is now serving or in the past. Thank you all!!!
- Tammie Bester-Kelly, Military family
Thank you for your sacrifice, no words could explain our gratitude.
- Samantha Sewell, Military family
Thank you to all the veterans and those currently serving for your courage and personal sacrifice to serve and protect our country. My life is better because of you.
- Julie Whatley, Military family
Thanks to all of UAB's veterans for the sacrifices they have made to preserve the freedom of the United States of America. Your sacrifices are not forgotten.
- Bobby Rogers, MSgt, USAF (Ret.), UAB HSIS Information Security
Thank you for all that you do or have done. Our nation stands today because of you.
- Phyllis Davis
In being a veteran myself I like to thank all Veterans for your military service. It can sometimes feel alone and isolated but know we as Americans and other veterans really appreciate all that you have done in protecting our country.
- Cheryl, Veteran
Thank you for courage, commitment and perseverance; for serving in places most of us would never go to willingly. Thank your families for all the holidays and benchmark observed without you. God Bless and protect you and your families.
- Caroline Lockridge, Military family
Keep up the good work guys! I hope you all are safe and think about and pray for you a lot. I wish I could be there with y'all! Thank you for doing what so many don't want to do! SEMPER FI!!!
- Richard Crabb, Veteran
Thank you for your service. We enjoy many freedoms because of your commitment to our country. God bless you and your family. God Bless America!
- Anita Clemon
Thank you and your families for the sacrifices you make to assure our freedom. Words cannot express the pride and appreciation I feel for our wonderful military and their families, past present, and future.
- Pamela W. Morgan, Military family

May God bless you and keep you safe, especially over the approaching holidays. Thank you doesn't seem to be enough...but T H A N K Y O U for your service!!
- Susan Branscum, Retired

Thank you.
- Cheryl Diane Copes, Veteran

A deep thanks of gratitude for all men and women who have served as soldiers or spouses -- your sacrifices are humbling.
- Dawn Nahlen, Military family
I joined the military during the Vietnam War and through the Gulf war. I'm retired Air Force and I am glad to have serve this wonderful country of our. I am an UAB employee and I have known only one other Veterans like me that sevred over 20 years in the Military at UAB. I'm sure there are more of us here. But how much, I don't know. I'm not asking for myself, but for all the unknown UAB Veterans employee. Why can't we have that one day off like so many other companies big or small around the nation? Thank You
- Derek J. Gaboya, Retired

Thank you Warriors, Wounded Warriors and Fallen Warriors you are the Jewels making the stars shine so bright in our flag. Thank you for being the Special persons you are and Thank you for all that you do.
- Renee, Military family

Thanks for your bravery and dedication the the United States and the citizens that relies on your CARE.
- Lisa Milton

Thank you for defending our freedom. Please remember what you have done and what you are doing is greatly appreciated by many. God Bless you and your families.
- Pamela Taylor, Active Duty

Thank you for your generous service. It is greatly appreciated everyday.
- Erika Mack, Military family

I would like to thank all the veterans who serve and commit such a brave selfless act of pride and commitment to there country. My grandfather, father, and now brother all serve. God Bless All of You!
- Christina M., Active duty

Thank you for your selfless sacrifices and dedication to defending our liberties and way of life.
- Renwick Slaughter, Active duty

Thank you for all that you have done for our country. God Bless you all.
- Cindy Rowell
Thanks to everyone for their service. May we honor you all. God Bless!
- Rebecca Martin, Active duty

Thank you Dad and all veterans for the tremendous sacrifices you have made to defend our country and our freedom.
- J Banks, Military family
Thank you for what you have done, and what you continue to do for this country.
- Carly W.

This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.
- Elmer Davis

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