it was the "apology" heard around the world. Last week, Rebecca Landis Hayes discovered an angry note on her car from a fellow shopper who caught the North Carolina mom parking in a spot reserved for veterans. The note scolded her for her lack of respect to servicemen and women. After Hayes posted the note to Facebook, she revealed, along with some well-chosen words, that SHE was a vet, having served in the Navy for eight years. Oops.
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Because Hayes's original post was shared nearly 13,000 times, the angry note writer got wind of it--one benefit of going viral. And then wrote a letter of apology to Hayes, which the former servicewoman shared again, writing that it was "much appreciated."
The letter-writer explained that although it was no excuse, "I've seen so many young people park in retired vet spaces and handicap lately, and I lost my cool. I'm sorry you were the one who got the result of that angry moment." Then the person added, "I appreciate your service to this country...Thank you for all you've done. God bless."
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You can read the whole letter here:
Then scroll through the photos of vets from various wars on their wedding day.
One of their grandchildren posted this couple's photo on Reddit on their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married in 1965 during the Vietnam War.
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