By Dean James at Right Wing Tribune
The Navy veteran who got an anonymous note slamming her for parking in a “veterans only” parking space posted her response to the person who wrote the note on her Facebook page.
Here’s a photo of the note she received:
Rebecca Hayes posted the pic along with this message:
“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?”
That post garnered almost 13,000 shares in a week!
Apparently the person that wrote the nasty note saw her Facebook post and issued an apology!
Ms. Hayes posted the apology note on her Facebook page with the caption, “I wanted to let everyone know I received a much appreciated, sincere apology.”
Here’s a photo of the apology note:
The note reads:
“To the lady whose car I left a note on –
I happened to come across your post on facebook through a friend who shared your photo and status. I would like to apologize to you. I know it’s no excuse, but I’ve seen so many young people park in retired vets spaces, along with handicap lately, and I lost my cool.
I’m sorry you were the one who got the result of that angry moment. I know it was a mistake and I’m glad I saw your post. I immediately felt horrible about a situation — where I assumed I was standing up for someone. Clearly, this was not the case.
You didn’t deserve that, and I hope you can accept this apology. I appreciate your service to this country and I highly respect military men and women.
It was an error in judgement, and again I’m sorry for that. Thank you for all that you’ve done.
Awesome! All’s well that ends well!
We want to thank all of our military heroes for their service.