June 1st is National Donut Day. Beginning in June of 1938, National Donut Day was created by the Salvation Army to honor the Donut Lassies who served the sweet treats to soldiers on the frontlines of World War 1.
In a news release by The Salvation Army in Kerrville, they report, “Armed with a helmet, rolling pins, and donut supplies, the Donut Lassies provided the soldiers a piece of home from the trenches of eastern France,” said Lt. Col. Ward Matthews, national community relations and development secretary for The Salvation Army. “The donut was and continues to be a symbol of the comfort and support that The Salvation Army provides to more than 23 million people in need each year.”
The Salvation Army will be delivering thousands of donuts across the country on this year’s Nation Donut Day. Along with them, The Salvation Army in Kerrville has announced that they will be providing donuts to the local first responders on June 1, 2018.
To learn more about Nation Donut Day or to view a full list of the day’s activities and find out how to get involved, visit The Salvation Army website.
Happy National Donut Day!
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