Each year, San Diego hosts the giant Miramar Air Show, which is attended by up to 500,000 people. This air show is typical of many other air shows around the country in that it attempts to glorify and glamorize war and militarism, as well as being an excellent opportunity for defense contractors and the overall military industrial complex to sell products which lead to the deaths and injuries of so many people on earth.
The San Diego Veterans For Peace, with veteran members of all five services, is opposed to these “war shows” and is asking the public to stay home and to provide more wholesome entertainment to their children and families than the Miramar Air Show provides. As part of this educational outreach, veterans will be located with banners on the Carroll Canyon Road overpass of I-15 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM on each Thursday just prior to the air show.
Chapter members and friends of the San Diego Veterans For Peace will be “bannering” above the I-15 at the Carroll Canyon Road on Thursdays prior to the air show, from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM, against the continuation of the annual September Miramar Air Show, and to encourage the general public to stay home.
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