National Doughnut Day 2016

We love donuts!   Today, the first Friday in June, is National Doughnut Day.    This holiday was created by the Salvation Army in 1938.   The day recognizes the Salvation Army Doughnut Lassies.   Those are the ladies that served free donuts to the soldiers during World War I.

Salvation Army Doughnut Lassie of World War I

Salvation Army Doughnut Lassie of World War I

This holiday began in 1938 as a fund raiser for Chicago’s Salvation Army, to help people during the Great Depression.   Today some donut stores are giving free donuts, often asking for a donation for the local Salvation Army.   We love donuts and we support the Salvation Army.  We will be at our donut shop, eating donuts and donating to the Salvation Army.

After the photo, we ate some donuts at Dunkin' Donuts

After the photo, we ate some donuts at Dunkin’ Donuts

This is a great day for ducks and humans!