Rebecca Landis Hayes recently parked in a spot reserved for Military Veterans at a grocery store in North Carolina. When she returned to her vehicle, she found the above note affixed to it.

Hayes posted the note and these comments on her Facebook page:

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?

Her post went viral and the outpouring of love and support prompted her to post this on her Facebook page:

Feeling overwhelemed by the positive responses to my post this afternoon. Thank you to all my friends, family, and fellow Veterans. I truly appreciate your kind words and support. I hope my experience will help remind people that there is no ONE Veteran type.