(6/7/19) WEST MONROE, La. — It’s time to eat some donuts! Today is national donut day.
The Salvation Army started national donut day in 1938 to honor the women who volunteered with the organization during WWI.
The “Salvation Army Lassies” would serve donuts to soldiers on the front lines in Europe and often cook the treats in hot oil inside the metal helmets of U.S. soldiers. This led to American infantrymen being referred to as “doughboys.”
Whether you get a classic glazed or a jelly-filled, you’re part of an American tradition by enjoying a donut today. Check out your local bakery or coffee shop to see what deals they may be offering for national donut day.