While shopping in Ellenton, a U.S. soldier mistakenly hit a shopping cart as it was rolling loose in the parking lot. I observed a store manager yelling at the soldier.
He tried to apologize but the manager said, “Whatever GI Joe!” She even called him a baby killer. I overheard this, so I asked her why she spoke to this soldier that way. She said, “He wasn’t a real soldier.” She said her husband was a Vietnam veteran. She then called me an idiot and other foul language.
I am a veteran and do not like to see our soldiers treated this way. Today, as we celebrate Veterans Day, is this the way we thank our service members?