Stop by AWARE Program’s Pop-Up Poppy Stop Nov. 7 to honor veterans

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by Brooke Carbo

rep aware poppies 550pxThe poppy has been a symbol of remembrance and hope, worn to honor servicemen and servicewomen who have fought and died for their country, for more than a century. This Veterans Day, the AWARE Disability Management Program invites the UAB community to don this powerful reminder of the bloodshed and the sacrifices made by our veterans and armed forces.

Stop by the AWARE Program’s Pop-Up Poppy Stop Nov. 7 to get a free poppy pin and learn more about the origins of the poppy as a symbol of remembrance. The Pop-Up Poppy Stop will be set up:

A limited number of pins are available.

Toiletry drive through Nov. 17

In honor of Veterans Day 2023, the AWARE Program also is hosting a toiletry drive to benefit the Phoenix Clinic at the Birmingham VA Medical Center. The Phoenix Clinic serves homeless Birmingham-area veterans and those leaving homelessness behind. Toiletries including deodorant, lotion, soap, toothpaste and other hygiene items; full-size combs; new underwear, undershirts and bras (large and extra-large preferred); and new or gently used clothing will be collected November 6-17 at locations across campus.

Toiletry Drive Drop-off Locations:

  • UAB Human Resources, Administration Building 210, 701 20th Street South
  • University Relations, Administration Building, 6th Floor, 701 20th Street South
  • UAB Information Technology, Cudworth Building 102A (near the auditorium), 1919 University Blvd.
  • College of Arts & Sciences, Heritage Hall Elevator Lobby, 1401 University Blvd.
  • Faculty Office Tower, 2nd Floor, 510 20th Street South
  • UAB Police Department, 1117 14th Street South
  • Hill Student Center, 2nd Floor Information Desk (next to Starbucks), 1400 University Blvd.
  • UAB Honors College First Floor, 1321 10th Avenue South
  • School of Nursing, Main Lobby Concierge Desk, 1701 University Blvd.
  • School of Dentistry 406, 1919 7th Avenue South
  • 616 Building, 616 9th Street South

Thank a Vet

Also in November, members of the UAB community are invited to express their gratitude on UAB Human Resources’ Wall of Messages to Our Vets. Post a note of support, share a story or say thanks by visiting