By: Beau Daniels
KISS upset some people when they stopped in mid-concert to do the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag. This is an obvious reaction to some of the NFL players taking a knee during the National Anthem. Paul Stanley had this to say, “You should remember, patriotism is always cool. Loving your country is always cool. Standing up, respecting and honoring our military is always cool. So, to show some respect between pick-throwing, we’re going to put our right hands over our hearts and why don’t we say the Pledge of Allegiance.”
Their tour which started before the Colin Kaepernick protest of not standing for the National Anthem does have a patriot theme started on the 4th of July, and is called “Freedom to Rock.” No matter your political view, you got to love our freedom of expression. KISS also allowed Veterans discount tickets, and donated $125,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project, plus $150,000 to Hiring Our Heroes. More here.