In honor of National Doughnut Day (June 2nd), participating Krispy Kremes will be doling out free doughnuts!
In case you didn’t already know, National Doughnut Day is always celebrated on the first Friday in June. The holiday was originally meant to honor the Salvation Army “Lassies” who were sent to the front lines during WWI to provide soldiers with doughnuts (among other home-cooked comfort foods). Other than military personal, the Lassies were the only women allowed to visit the front lines during the war. Rather than lug deep fryers with them, they would often cook the doughnuts inside soldier’s helmets – simply genius!
There is even a song honoring these brave Salvation Army volunteers. So join Blognut in a round of “Don’t Forget the Salvation Army (My Doughnut Girl).”