According to the Calgary Sun, KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons shed a tear for Canada's army during a message for the country's troops.In Alberta, Canada to marshal the Rexall Edmonton Indy, Simmons took a moment after a press conference yesterday to send a message to Canadian soldiers. "Hi guys, it's Gene Simmons. We know you're in Afghanistan, we know it's a tough one, I just want you to know from my heart we love you," Simmons said for the camera just before he had to stop and wipe his eyes. "I like the fact that there's a bit of civility when the Canadian flag goes up and your national anthem is sung, everybody quietens down a bit. You don't have to salute, no one's forcing you to do anything, but just for a few minutes you shut your mouth and give it the respect it demands. I think that's part of our lives that's been tossed aside. Culture has become cynical and we don't even respect what we should." Read more from the Calgary Sun.