When Jim Brown of Encinitas, Gilbert Field of Carmel Valley and members of their group stride down Harbor Drive in downtown San Diego’s annual Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, Nov. 10, they will march to a different drummer than the majority of participants.
Brown and Field are leaders of San Diego Veterans for Peace. The Hugh Thompson Memorial Chapter 91 is among 125 Veterans for Peace groups nationwide and six in other countries.
Among several aims, the mission of the San Diego outfit, which has more than 100 members, is to strive for the abolition of war as a national policy and escalate awareness of the costs of war.
“We served honorably,” Brown said of the...