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National Doughnut Day - Krispy Creme is Giving Free Doughnuts

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When : Always the first Friday in June


Krispy Creme is giving out free doughnuts Today.


National Doughnut Day honors the Salvation Army "Lassies" of WWI. It is also used as a fund raiser for needy causes of the Salvation Army.


The original Salvation Army Doughnut was first served by Salvation Army in 1917. During WWI, Salvation Army "lassies" were sent to the front lines of Europe. These brave volunteers made home cooked foods, and provided a moral boost to the troops. Often, the doughnuts were cooked in oil inside the of the metal helmet of an American soldier. The American infantrymen were commonly called doughboys. Salvation Army lassies were the only women outside of military personnel allowed to visit the front lines. Lt. Colonel Helen Purviance is considered the Salvation Army's "first doughnut girl".



1350 Connecticut Ave, NW

Washington, DC 20036

Phone: 202-463-0414

Doughnuts delivered fresh daily from a nearby factory store.




6328 Richmond Hwy

Alexandria, VA 22306-6492





14919 Shady Grove Road

Rockville, MD 20850

Phone: 240-453-0334

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