Female veteran responds to note left on car

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CONCORD, N.C. (WNCT) – A woman’s social media post goes viral when she responds to a note left on her car after she parked in a space dedicated to veterans.

Rebecca Landis Hayes was parked at a Harris Teeter in Concord this week and walked outside to find a note left on her car.

Landis Hayes is a Navy veteran, and responded to the stranger’s note via a Facebook post.

It reads:

To the person who left this note on my windshield today at the Coddle Creek Harris Teeter in Concord, NC:

I know I parked in one of the Veteran Parking spaces today, it was hot. I had been in and out of my car several times already this afternoon, and I was only going to be a minute. Besides, the parking lot was full, so I just did it. It was the first time, and I won’t do it again. I’m sorry

I’m sorry that you can’t see my eight years of service in the United Sates Navy. I’m sorry that your narrow misogynistic world view can’t conceive of the fact that there are female Veterans. I’m sorry that I have to explain myself to people like you. Mostly, I’m sorry that we didn’t get a chance to have this conversation face to face, and that you didn’t have the integrity and intestinal fortitude to identify yourself, qualities the military emphasizes.

Which leads to one question, I served, did you?

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