>"deserve's to be applauded" - why? Nurses, >teachers, social workers, policemen, firemen, etc. are doing >valid & important work for society. Don't they deserve a >discount too?
You'll have to ask Ritz, most airlines, car rental companies, hotels, cruise lines, movie theatres, theme parks, car insurance, auto dealers, ski resorts, etc, etc, why they offer discounts to miltary personel. Perhaps they feel there is something military folks do that sets them apart from the folks you mention.