“Patriotism is always cool”
File this one under “awesome.”
During one of their concerts, KISS took a moment out to do some amazing things. First, they started by explaining that this tour was all about freedom, and that freedom is not at all free. Thus, they showed their appreciation for our troops by awarding the charity “Hiring Our Heroes” $150,000. Displaying the check, and honoring our troops caused the crowd to go into a loud USA chant.
But KISS didn’t stop there. Paul Stanley got onto the mic and gave a small speech that flies in the face of the narrative being paraded around by NFL stars, our own President, and members of the media.
“So, now that we all know, and were here to recognize all these great people, I want to tell you something,” said Stanley. “You should remember patriotism is always cool. Loving your country is always cool. Standing up, respecting and honoring our military is always cool.”
Stanley then did something that would be considered highly taboo at a rock concert. He lead the crowd in placing their hands over their heart, and saying the pledge of allegiance. “God bless you! God bless our troops!” he shouted afterward.