The veteran told to "have some respect" receives apology from the person who left the angry note

You may remember this story from last week in which a former US Navy member who parked in a spot reserved for veterans found a note on her car telling her to ’have some respect’.

The veteran told to

Rebecca Landis Hayes posted a response to her Facebook page that then went viral:

"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," she wrote."

And, inevitably, the backlash reached the person who had written the note.

Hayes has since received this apology letter from the person who had assumed she was parking in error.

Rebecca Landis Hayes/Facebook
Rebecca Landis Hayes/Facebook

It reads in full:

"To the lady whose car I left a note on,

I happened to come across your note on Facebook, through a friend who shared your photo and status. I would like to apologize to you. I know it’s no excuse, but I’ve been seeing so many young people park in retired vet spaces, along with handicap lately, and I lost my cool. I’m sorry you were the one who got the result of that angry moment. I know it was a mistake and I’m glad I saw your post. I immediately felt horrible about a situation - where I assumed I was standing up for someone. Clearly that was not the case. You didn’t deserve that, and I hope you can accept this apology. I appreciate your service to this country and I highly respect military men and women. It was an error in judgement, and again, I’m sorry for that. Thank you for all that you do. God Bless."

Rebecca posted the note to Facebook with the caption:

"I wanted to let everyone know I received a much appreciated, sincere apology."

And as one commenter said:

"Good for them. It is hard to swallow your pride and admit when you goofed. I respect someone who can own their mistakes."

More in this section

Click and connect: 100 places in Munster to shop locally this Christmas