Letter: Not fair to veterans
In 2012, the state Legislature passed legislation allowing veterans to have their veterans status indicated on their driver’s license, thus providing us with a photo ID proving our service to our country. A veterans photo ID is something that major stores always require before they will provide a veterans discount.
Unfortunately, Home Depot and Lowe’s will not accept the new license with honorable veterans status noted on the card for an everyday veterans discount at their stores. They only accept active, retired, reserve IDs and cards issued to veterans who have filed a medical claim against the VA.
So what about all the other veterans who served but do not meet the stores’ criteria? The answer is, sorry no discount without the required documentation. We and the state of New Hampshire should boycott both of these stores until they change their discriminatory policy. What do you think?