KID ROCK GETS PROPS FROM OPERATION TROOP AID
Kid Rock has performed at many military bases over the years and makes it a point to meet with members of the armed forces at all of his shows.
He recently received Operation Troop Aid’s 2014 Patriot Award for his empathic approach to troop support.
OTA founder and executive director Mark Woods said, “Kid Rock is one of the most giving entertainers I have ever met. He really gets it… Last year, Kid Rock challenged his fans to help raise money to send care packages to the troops. In one short month, we were able to ship over 500 care packages just in time for the holidays. His art, legacy of family and spirit of patriotism is exactly why this award exists.”
Rock said that Americans need to remember the sacrifice that the members of the military make, “I just think that people in general, especially maybe my generation, has really forgotten, or maybe just needs to be reminded somehow or really open a history book and realize how many people fought to keep this country free and well and safe and sound.”
Previous recipients of the Patriot Award include Hank Williams, Jr., Toby Keith, Charlie Daniels and Kiss.