Gene Simmons is getting recognized for his efforts in supporting U.S. troops.
The KISS bassist was honored last week with the Charles Durning Patriotism Award. He received the award at a Disabled Veteran Business Alliance event in Hollywood on Thursday.
The honor is named for the late actor Charles Durning, who was also a decorated World War Two veteran. After the ceremony Simmons tweeted photographs from the event along with a picture of his award, which he says he was "proud to receive."
This is the Award I was proud to receive from the Disabled Veteran Business Alliance. Honor our proud Military. pic.twitter.com/sLWBeacs5H— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) November 10, 2013
"Gene Simmons honored with the Durning Patriotism Award." pic.twitter.com/FFNz7cgBns— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) November 10, 2013
Simmons has shown his support for members of the military in a number of ways, including giving veterans jobs. He's actively sought to hire those who've been in the service at his Rock & Brews restaurants.
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