Female Veteran Receives Nasty Note For Parking In Veteran Only Spot (VIDEO)

Mary Claire Caine of Wilmington, North Carolina is an Air Force veteran who served in Kuwait on the flight line of the F-117 Nighthawk, but something about Caine made one self-proclaimed “wounded veteran” doubt that Caine was eligible to park in a veterans only spot.

When Caine returned to her car after shopping, she found a note that said:¬†“Maybe [you] can’t read the sign you parked in front of … This space is reserved for those who fought for America … not you. Thanks, Wounded Vet.”

The person who wrote the note is still anonymous, but Caine felt confused, began to question herself and then realized that the likely reason is that she’s a woman.

“The first thing I felt was confusion that there was a mistake, and that I had to talk to this person and ask them why they were so quick to assume I wasn’t a veteran and that I was taking privileges that didn’t belong to me,” Caine said.

Caine said she got angry at herself when the note left her wondering, “Am I a worthy enough veteran to park in this spot?” So she waited by her car in hopes the “Wounded Vet” would return and she could ask why they felt the need to leave the note.

“I think they took one look at me when I got out of my car and saw that I was a woman and assumed I wasn’t a veteran and assumed I hadn’t served my country,” Caine told¬†WECT. “They have this image of what today’s American veteran is and honestly if you’ve served in the United States military, you know that veterans come in all shapes and sizes.”

Source: WNCN.com

Caine feels she deserves an apology – not just for her, but for all the women who have served in the military.

Here’s the video:

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