It’s a Friday and it’s National Donut Day. I cannot imagine anything else that I should possibly blog about today!
In 1938, the first Friday of every June was set aside to honor the men and women of the Salvation Army who served donuts to soldiers during World War I.
It all started because a young military doctor named Morgan Pett stopped to pick up 8 dozen donuts for the wounded soldiers on his base. That grew into an event that incorporated Salvation Army volunteers, who gave donuts in multiple wars out of designated donut huts.
DonutdayUSA.com is a website that is dedicated to the event. This website also attributes the day as connected to food historian John T. Edge.
Donuts to boost the morale of the soldiers. For me, just hearing the word donut boosts my morale!
And here’s a couple of pic o’s that include Governor Chris Christie and a lesson on friendship.