Louisville VA Medical Center
National Doughnut Day
On June 7, Veterans at the Robley Rex VA were treated to dozens of doughnuts, provided by the Salvation Army in recognition of National Doughnut Day. The treats were graciously served by one of Salvation Army’s very own “Doughnut Lassies”.
Since 1917, when a cheerful Salvation Army lassie handed a fresh doughnut to a homesick doughboy in France, The Salvation Army doughnut has symbolized loving concern for those in the armed forces.
These female volunteers, earning the nickname 'Doughnut Lassies' and 'Doughnut Girls,' fried the donuts in soldiers' helmets, and served countless treats to grateful troops. The donut has since been a long-standing symbol of the services and comfort The Salvation Army provides. To this day, they continue to provide comfort with coffee and donuts to survivors and emergency responders who need support on the scene of disaster.