Obviously most people are stoked about:
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BUT... that's not what I am going to talk about! Plus I think our Dunkin' would be soooooooo overwhelmed by the service members it probably wouldn't be worth going in, haha.
Like I said, I did a bit of research. Here's what I found out from various sources [linked below]:
The day was originally established in 1938, it was a fundraiser in Chicago being held by the Salvation Army during the Great Depression. It traced it's roots back to the Salvation Army's "Lassies" or "Doughnut Girls" who served pastries and coffee on the front lines in France during World War I.
If you like baking, and need a SERIOUS amount of doughnuts for an upcoming military function (like 250!)... you can get the original Salvation Army Doughboy Doughnut Recipe by clicking here!
If you do go and get a FREE doughnut today, they should have a Salvation Army donation box, think about throwing some change in there...
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