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Salvation Army provides donuts to veterans

Posted on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 9:10 am


Pictured from left, is Ginny Patterson, Marie Hanebrink, Donna Loughridge, Sandy Emerson, Betty Guzenski, John Emerson and Phyllis Cross. Unable to attend was Cathy Weatherford. Submitted photo.

On Thursday, May 31 the Lincoln County Unit of The Salvation Army was pleased to commemorate National Donut Day at the Veteran’s Coffee Talk.  Eleven dozen donuts were enjoyed by the 100+ veterans in attendance.

John Emerson, chairman of the unit, shared a few fun facts about this special day. National Donut Day is celebrated annually and commemorates the “Donut Lassies”, female Salvation Army volunteers on the front lines during World War I.  Donut Lassies served coffee and donuts to soldiers in the trenches.

With limited resources, these treats were cleverly fried in soldier’s helmets.  Donuts were not the only reason The Salvation Army were in the fighting zones.  They were there to be a link with home and family.

The Salvation Army continued to provide comfort, care and donuts to American soldiers during World War II, and is honored to continue to serve the men and women who have and continue to serve our great country.

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