Almost every day someone says “respect our veterans.” That’s a noble sentiment and a good idea; to which I’d like to add, “…and don’t forget, our veterans are a very diverse group.”
Apparently someone in Wilmington, North Carolina assumes that all veterans are male because when Mary Clare Caine – an Air Force vet who served in Kuwait – parked her car in a “Reserved for Veterans” parking space, she received nasty note on her windshield accusing her of not being able to read and of not deserving to park there.
I wonder, will the note-writer step up and sincerely apologize for their disrespectful assumption? I kinda doubt it. If they do, I’m pretty sure Ms. Caine will accept their apology graciously. And it’s likely everyone’s respect for them will grow from where it is now, nonexistent. We won’t hold our breath waiting for that apology.
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