National donut day offers treats to vets

By: Sara Zendehnam Email
By: Sara Zendehnam Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. 75 dozen donuts were given to the Salvation Army by a sponsor and volunteers spent Friday morning passing out the treats along with orange juice and coffee to veterans at the VA Medical Center.

This tradition has been going strong since the first donut day in Chicago in 1938. The day was created to raise money during the Great Depression.

Donut lassies also fed the treats to soldiers during WWI after coming up with the idea of frying donuts in soldier's helmets.

The first Friday in June has marked the date ever since.

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