Free doughnuts, great deals for National Doughnut Day in Colorado Springs

Alejandro Massey
June 2, 2017

National Doughnut Day is celebrated annually on the first Friday in June, stemming from a tradition that started with women Salvation Army volunteers who passed out doughnuts to tired soldiers on the front lines during World War 1.

At Dunkin Donuts, you can get a free donut with the purchase of any drink (so not a completely free donut).

The Salvation Army has been associated with donuts since World War 1 - it all started on the battlefields of France in 1917, when Salvation Army "lassies" (young female Salvationists) used make shift arrangements to prepare fresh donuts for the troops.

The holiday is celebrated on the first Friday in June each year, which this year falls on June 2, 2017.

At Lamar's Donuts, all customers will get a free donut and cup of coffee.

That's right, June 2 marks one of the sweetest (pun intended) days on the calendar.

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National Donut Day is yet another "foodie" holiday.

Customers who purchase any beverage can get a free, classic donut.

Forget birds and planes, a doughnut-toting drone is probably the most impressive thing you'll ever see in the sky. "By frying these donuts for soldiers on the front lines, these volunteers were able to remind the soldiers of home".

District Doughnut: District Doughnut is giving away a dozen donuts to a couple lucky Instagram followers who comment under their latest picture. All proceeds benefit The Salvation Army locally.

Entemann's: Through July 15 enter to win a year of free donuts from Entemann's. Add a dozen doughnuts to your cart from your favorite local shop and use the code DONUTFAIRY to get them for free. The featured flavor is a new doughnut that's topped with almond-flavored chocolate frosting and sprinkled with coconut flakes.

Donut Day also will be observed at Tripler Army Medical Center in partnership with Disabled American Veterans.

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