Salvation Army passes out free donuts and knowledge for National Donut Day

Volunteers dressed as donut lassies for the Salvation Army at Levis Square (WNWO).

Friday is National Donut Day, which is something a lot of us can get behind.

It's actually a special day for the Salvation Army.

The tasty "holiday" was created by the organization during the Great Depression.

National Donut Day honors the "donut lassies," or the Salvation Army volunteers who served on the front lines of World War I.

Those women served soldiers donuts.

Friday, they were passing out free donuts and coffee to people at Levis Square.

"Just a fun way to bring a smile to people's face, share some joy and to commemorate those ladies that represented us so well more than 100 years ago," said Major Scott Kelly.

They may be done passing out donuts, but you may still be able to get some free goodies.

Dunkin Donuts is offering a free donut with a drink purchase.

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