Pittsburgh native, Poison frontman and son of a veteran Bret Michaels joined Steelers alum, and Vietnam veteran Rocky Bleier, to honor active duty service members and veterans during the Steelers Salute To Service game against the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football on Monday, November 8th.

Michaels and the Steelers participated in the Salute To Service game, an annual NFL initiative which honors our nation’s service members, veterans, and their families. Prior to the game, Michaels, Bleier and the Steelers fan of the year, army veteran Nelson E. Lowes conducted the legendary Terrible Towel twirl. The Steelers and Bleier also honored Michaels’s late father, veteran Wally Sychak, with a dedication and donation to American Legion hall.

Michaels stated, “I could not be more honored to be on Monday Night Football at Heinz field standing by Rocky Bleier and Nelson Lowes, saluting our veterans and service members around the globe.”

Coming from a military family, Michaels is dedicated to honoring service members every day. He has made a nightly ritual out of inviting service members and first responders to be recognized on stage during his performances. He also meets with active duty service members and veterans before his shows and at military events such as the Military Child Of The Year event.

Micahels was born in Butler, Pennsylvania on March 15th, 1963. Rising to fame as the frontman of Poison, one of rock’s most iconic and enduring bands, he helped define rock ‘n’ roll on the Sunset Strip. The band’s massive success includes selling over 30 million records worldwide and numerous hit singles. Bret’s solo career has charted its own course with multiple solo albums. His Custom Built  album included guest appearances by Joe Perry (AerosmithLoretta LynnJimmy BuffettAce Frehley (KISS), Michael Anthony (Van Halen/Chickenfoot/The Circle) and members of Lynyrd Skynyrd.

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