Female veteran's response to note left on car goes viral

(Credit: Rebecca Landis Hayes/Facebook)
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Maria Satira, WNCT, and Heather Pelat, Media General – CONCORD, N.C. (WNCT/MEDIA GENERAL) -- A female veteran's post on social media has gone viral after she fired back at the person who left a note on her car saying the parking spot she chose was meant to be used only by veterans.

The note was left on Rebecca Landis Hayes' car earlier this week while she shopped at a Harris Teeter in Concord, North Carolina.

It read, "This parking is for Veterans, lady. Learn to read and have some respect."

Hayes is a veteran, having served eight years in the U.S. Navy.

She posted a picture of the note on her Facebook page and wrote, in part, "I'm sorry that you can't see my eight years of service in the United States Navy. I'm sorry that your narrow misogynistic world view can't conceive of the fact that there are female veterans."

The post has been shared more than 6,000 times.


Hayes later wrote that she was overwhelmed by the positive responses to her post, adding she hopes her experience will help remind people that there is no one veteran type.


This story was originally published by WNCT.