FRASIER star Kelsey Grammer expressed his patriotic side by ordering his staff to seat war veterans and relatives of the military in the front rows during recordings of the award winning TV series.

But two of the women who took the former Cheers funnyman up on his offer weren't quite what Grammer had in mind.

After the show, the actor approached the elderly women and asked which branch of the armed forces they were connected with.

One of them proudly replied, "We're soldiers in the Salvation Army."