A recent piece in the Washington Post asserts that, when military folks ask for discounts, they're damaging civilian-veteran relations. The author, retired Army lieutenant colonel Dave Duffy, argues that military service, or being a member of the same family as someone who served, should not warrant special treatment in the civilian world. SpouseBuzz editor Amy Bushatz weighed in with a counter to Duffy: Most veteran and military discounts are usually offered for business reasons, not entirely as a benevolent gesture. She suggests that a simple, polite inquiry about veteran discounts is okay. Where do you stand on the issue? Let your opinion be known on this post.
Sound Off: Should We Ditch Veteran Preference and Military Discounts?
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