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MILITARY: Don’t retirees deserve discounts too?

Letter by Shannon V. Coolidge, Spanaway on Sep. 6, 2011 at 1:29 pm | 5 Comments »
September 6, 2011 2:43 pm

I have come across a lot of stores lately that offer military discounts. I am very happy to see that, as our men and women in service deserve this and much more.

My father is retired Air Force and has a military ID. While my family has shopped at stores lately with these “discounts,” we and/or my father have been denied these discounts. All the stores say they can only give military discounts to reserve and active duty personnel. So my father who is 100 percent disabled from serving our country in Vietnam and Korea deserves nothing for what he did?

The men and women who served before us deserve just as much respect as those who serve now. We are disrespecting those veterans that we supposedly love so much by denying them discounts that they deserve. Hopefully this will get changed in the future.

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