Friday, July 22, 2016

National Doughnut Day-- Part 2: "Doughnut Lassies"

Doughnut Day was established by the Salvation Army in 1938 to honor its Doughnut Lassies who served treats to soldiers during World War I.  They are credited with popularizing the doughnut in the United States when the troops returned home after the war.

The Salvation Army celebrated its first Doughnut Day in Chicago to help raise funds during the Great Depression.

I believe in Illinois, this is also connected with Cop on a Roof Day where police get up on the roofs of Dunkin' Donut stores to get people to come in and donate.


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