Americans everywhere are furious with the way Walmart treated a U.S. Veteran in Okemos, Michigan. Thanks to a man named Lee Young, who shared this story on Facebook, it’s spreading like wildfire:
“It’s long but I promise it’s worth the read. No better way to make my blood boil!
So for the past however long I can remember there has been a older gentleman by the name of Val who is a greeter at Walmart.
This man is a Veteran and very proud to be.
You don’t need to know him or even speak to him, although I thank him for his service every time I see him, because he illustrates his pride through the highly decorated Veteran baseball cap he wears……or….used to wear.
One day I as I walked in I noticed a bright blue Walmart hat on his head with all the military pins that once adorned his wore out faded military cap and I asked him about it.
We both had tears in our eyes as I wished him a blessed day and shook his hand before I left.
His reply was simple and full of hurt, “corporate will not allow me to wear that hat anymore while on the clock, because it goes against the dress code”.
I was so furious that I demanded to talk to a manager that day and I’m sure she will never forget my face or the angry words that I shared with her.
Since then I try not to ever shop at Walmart unless there is no other choice. Today was one of them days that I needed something and stopped into the Okemos Walmart.
As I’m standing in line to pay this woman in her Walmart vest steps into line behind me and immediately I was outraged!
So one of our own who signed his life away to protect our freedoms and homeland cannot wear his simple old hat but this woman can wear a headscarf proclaiming her love of the Muslim culture and her dedication to Allah!?
Kiss my ass Walmart!!!!”