In a day when overpaid millionaire NFL players have made it “cool” to disrespect our country and flag, it’s good to see some entertainers still willing to publicly give due reverence to the symbols that represent not only our beloved nation, but the men and women who sacrifice to keep America free.
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The internet is going wild over footage from a Gretna, Louisiana concert on Saturday that featured legendary rock bank KISS. As the video shows, KISS co-founder and front man Paul Stanley led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance. Stanley proudly declared “It’s always cool to love your country,” as reported by the Washington Times.
KISS- Pledge of Allegiance @ Gretna Fest
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KISS had the flag brought our by a full color guard in uniform. Stanley also took a moment to congratulate local Gretna veteran Major Steve Roberts for 30-plus years of military service.
Also onstage was fellow co-founder Gene Simmons, who serves as the group’s bassist. Thousands of enthusiastic concert-goers filled the area at the Gretna Heritage Festival, eager to see one of rock-and-roll’s most iconic acts.
This isn’t the first time KISS has given patriotism a platform. Last week, KISS led audience members at their Sugarland, Texas concert in the pledge of allegiance, closing it off with a resounding “God bless America! God bless our troops!”
KISS and the Pledge of Allegiance. ‘Murica!
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And last year, Stanley seemingly took aim at national anthem protesters inspired by Colin Kaepernick when he addressed the issue of freedom while on tour. “A lot of times the people that are born free think that freedom is free and it’s not.” the rock legend said. “Freedom is only free because there are people willing to sacrifice to keep us free.”
Gene Simmons has also been upfront about his patriotism in a number of public appearances. Last month, Simmons told the hosts of Fox & Friends that President Trump deserves respect as America’s duly-elected President.
“First of all, it’s ‘President Trump,'” Simmons said. “Some people like him, some people don’t, but you have to respect the Electoral College and the people of America, and they duly elected the man. Now, by the way, for everybody watching Fox News, if you have a point of view and you don’t agree that’s great.
Don’t fight with each other. Let’s all be Americans. Next time there’s a vote, vote your conscience. The Founding Fathers were smart. You can draw the curtain and it’s nobody’s da** business who you vote for.”
The members of KISS powerfully prove that–contrary to the belief of liberal celebrities–being “cool” and patriotic are not mutually exclusive.