National Doughnut Day

National Doughnut Day 2009

June 4 is National Doughnut Day!

Cooked up by The Salvation Army in Chicago 72 years ago, this is the one day a year when eating a doughnut is a selfless act of gratitude to the soldiers who secure our freedom on battlefields all over the world.

This special day also honors the WWI Salvation Army lassies who worked on the front lines to bring hope and comfort to our fighting forces. They fried up doughnuts in their helmets as a treat for the soldiers, earning themselves the name “Doughnut Girls.” Here’s a bit more on The Salvation Army’s sweet role in doughnut history:

The Salvation Army’s partner in the local National Doughnut Day effort is Bakemark, the supplier of baking products to independent doughnut shops all over the country! Here’s a partial list of stores in Southern California who are participating in National Doughnut Day. Stop by and enjoy a gooey, round of deliciousness! You’ll be honoring the men and women who give their time – and some, their lives – to keep us secure.

We’ll be up early on June 4 paying homage to our veterans at The Salvation Army Haven, a transitional living program for homeless and at-risk veterans. The Haven is located on the campus of the West Los Angeles Veteran’s Administration: 11301 Wilshire Blvd., Building 212. We’ll have brass band music, testimonies from formerly homeless veterans, and of course…doughnuts! Stop by between 7:00 am and 8:30 am to show your support!

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