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Intimidation has no place in our county, state, or our nation, when it appears it must be eliminated.
It’s a crying shame that our youth can go overseas and fight a war, yet they can’t rent a hotel room in Wakulla County. You tell me this isn’t right.
My niece was married on Sept. 20 here in Wakulla County to a young man home on leave from Iraq, due to depart again for his return trip in two days.
They decided to wait on a real honeymoon until he returns next year. They go to this local hotel and are refused service. Why? They wanted to pay cash for their room and were told that they needed a credit card so the hotel would have “security” for damages. They produced a credit card in my niece’s name, again “refused, this time they are told they must be at least 21 years of age. My niece’s husband produces a copy of their marriage license and his military ID and they are still refused. They are both over 18 years of age.
Here’s the problem. My nephew is serving our country, yet the people he is defending us from are right here in our own county, We, as everyday hardworking citizens of the United States, can’t get half the help they need,
Our county lost revenue due to this so called intimidation, as the couple was rented a room in Tallahassee and even given several discounts. The sad thing is, it was the very same hotel chain and they paid cash for it.
You have been reported to the Better Business Bureau, Wakulla Chamber of Commerce, and the Department of Business and Professional Regulations, and word of mouth is sure to dampen your business. We as parents try to teach our children to respect others regardless of race or nationality, but respect is a two-way street. You have to give it in order to receive it.