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KISS members celebrate restaurant's opening with vets' luncheon

KISS members celebrate restaurant's opening with vets' luncheon
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POSTED: Monday, June 2, 2014 - 7:30am

UPDATED: Monday, June 2, 2014 - 7:44am

Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley hosted a luncheon for 100 returning veterans and Wounded Warriors

Overland Park is rocking and rolling all day long as two members of the iconic band KISS are in town for the ribbon cutting of their Rock & Brews restaurant.

As part of the restaurant's grand opening, band members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley hosted a luncheon for 100 returning veterans and Wounded Warriors where they got to enjoy food at Rock & Brews with the two rock legends.

Veterans in attendance said music like that of KISS helped get them through tough times,"They are just not rock gods, but rock legends. They have been doing it for 40 years. They can still get up on stage and do it today. You know of all the bands I could think of that military gets pumped up for, KISS is definitely one of them," said veteran William Mathieson.

Both Simmons and Stanley said the veterans who have served our country are the real heroes, deserving of much more than Thursday's lunch.

"The entire proceeds from today will go right back to our veterans hospital right here in the greater Kansas City area. We have to give back. You just have to give back. You may not be able to do what we can do, but at the very least if you are standing in line at a Starbucks and a proud member of our military is in back of you, stand aside and make way for a hero," Simmons said.
 

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