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Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP04 Jun 2021 7:12 a.m. PST

Today, Friday June 4, is "National Doughnut Day" established by act of Congress in 1938 to honor the Salvation Army's "Doughnut Lassies" for their work in supplying fresh-made doughnuts to the US troops in France during WW1.

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In WW2 and later wars they were called the "Doughnut Dollies" and were provided by the American Red Cross.

There is a picture of one of the "Daniel Boone" clubmobiles debarking from a landing craft at Normandy. Just the additional support vehicle for your American forces!

So raise your doughnuts high today in their honor!

Jim (US Army, retired)

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP04 Jun 2021 7:18 a.m. PST

Donuts are one of my favorite food groups.

Thresher0104 Jun 2021 8:23 a.m. PST

Oh sure, now you tell me, and I didn't get one today.

I do have a Persian cinnamon roll, but it's not the same.

Cerdic04 Jun 2021 11:23 a.m. PST

Well, there's a coincidence.

Today is National Fish'n'Chips Day in Britain. We'll match your unhealthy food and raise you…

rustymusket Supporting Member of TMP04 Jun 2021 1:05 p.m. PST

Well, I thought all these US National Days were just marketing tools to encourage sales for profit's sake.
I had pancakes today, not knowing. Oh well. Wait another year.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP04 Jun 2021 2:05 p.m. PST

Just got back from the local Krispy Kreme. No profits for them today— the kids are out of school and every mom in the area has pulled up with a horde eager for doughnuts! laugh

Tortorella Supporting Member of TMP04 Jun 2021 5:54 p.m. PST

I'm afraid I have been recognizing National Donut Day for several weeks lately. But now I feel better knowing about the "Donut Dollies"!

Thresher0104 Jun 2021 6:50 p.m. PST

Oooo, we NEED and national fish and chips day too, especially if it is cod.

Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP04 Jun 2021 8:57 p.m. PST

My grandfather was one of the "doughboys" of World war I. He brought back picture postcards, including this one showing the "Doughnut Lassies." They are wearing metal helmets for protection from shrapnel and carry a gas mask in a pouch in case their section of the front is gassed.

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79thPA Supporting Member of TMP05 Jun 2021 8:04 p.m. PST

That's a helluva Salvation Army assignment.

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