A local Veterans group used rush-hour traffic to get attention for their call to end the MCAS Miramar Air Show.
The San Diego Chapter of "Veterans For Peace" says the military is selling war to the public. They took their message to the Carroll Canyon Road overpass along I-15 near MCAS Miramar Thursday afternoon.
"These planes don't drop cupcakes on people. These things drop bombs and they blow people up, "said David Patterson who served in the Air Force and is now a member of San Diego Veterans For Peace.
The group held banners in view of passing drivers.
They said their hope is that families will choose to stay home rather than attend the annual air show.
“These machines are built to kill, that’s what they're built for. They're not built for fun. This isn’t Disneyland," said Jackie Hider.
First Lieutenant Gabriel Adibé, the Deputy Director of Public Affairs for MCAS Miramar, recently wrote that the air show is an important time for the service members to thank the San Diego community, spend time with their families and open the doors to the otherwise tightly guarded base.
This year's show will be held September 23 through the 25.
General admission is free and grandstand tickets start at $10.