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KISS pays tribute to veterans

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SAGINAW, MI (WNEM) -

You may not recognize them without their trademark make-up, but some very famous faces were at the Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center in Saginaw on Wednesday.

Members of KISS played at the Dow Event Center on Monday, but they didn’t leave town right away.

Instead, they visited veterans to thank them for their service.

"We don't like to publicize these kinds of things, but we might as well say that without veterans there is no country. And if we can make a visit to a veteran’s hospital, and thank personally the people who make it possible, those are the heroes that make America great," said guitarist Paul Stanley.

But the veterans weren’t so quiet when they got wind of who was coming to see them.

"When they heard that KISS, the actual KISS band, was coming out here to see them, you couldn't get the smiles off their faces they were so happy," said Jason Christianson, Chief of Voluntary Service.

After the visit the band headed south and performed at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield Wednesday night.

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