WATCH: Gene Simmons Chokes Up Talking About His Love for America

Legendary rocker, and proud Republican Gene Simmons choked back tears as he spoke about his late mother and her love for America.

Western Journal reported that Gene Simmons, the legendary rocker and frontman of KISS, has spent the better part of decades filling arenas around the world with tens of thousands of adoring fans.

But earlier this week, he found himself in a much different venue, speaking to a much smaller crowd made up of staffers and military personnel and yet still managed to give everyone goosebumps by telling a deeply personal story of American patriotism — one that nearly brought him to tears on multiple occasions.

According to McClatchy DC, Simmons used the Pentagon’s briefing room to help promote a new push to make the public more knowledgeable about military service and different career paths.

The mission is increasingly important due to the alarming number of young Americans who aren’t eligible to serve for a variety of reasons.

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