I went to a store that offered a 10 percent discount for all veterans every day [“Veterans Day shows trigger memories,” News, Nov. 13]. Having served five years in the Air Force, I whipped out my veterans card to show the young cashier. She said, “Thank you for your husband’s service.” I told her that my husband is not a veteran. She just stared at me with a blank look.

Finally I said, “He is not the veteran, I’m the veteran.”

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I’m not offended; however, I’m in disbelief that there is still a misconception that only men serve their country.

Janice Kennedy, Sayville