By Sam Johnson
To honor the historic role played by the Salvation Army's "doughgirls" and their "doughnuts for doughboys," in 1938 the Salvation Army declared the first Friday of every June to be "National Doughnut Day," and it has continued annually ever since.
As a result, on the first Friday in June, it is not uncommon for chapters of the Salvation Army, as well as local bakeries, doughnut shops, or other organizations, to offer free donuts to solicit donations for the Salvation Army.
For more information about "National Doughnut Day" check out the sites below.
SEE BELOW FOR MORE ON NATIONAL DOUGHNUT DAY:
Short Video Clip on National Doughnut Day & the Salvation Army
The Story Behind the Salvation Army and "National Doughnut Day"
Salvation Army Notice on "National Doughnut Day"
Origins of the Term "Doughboy"
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