doughboys donut flag day donutCelebrate Flag Day with Doughboys Donuts

Little history on the holiday, thats to usflag.org

The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as America's birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the Flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. BJ Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the pupils in the Fredonia, Wisconsin Public School, District 6, to observe June 14 (the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of The Stars and Stripes) as 'Flag Birthday'. In numerous magazines and newspaper articles and public addresses over the following years, Cigrand continued to enthusiastically advocate the observance of June 14 as 'Flag Birthday', or 'Flag Day'.

On June 14, 1889, George Balch, a kindergarten teacher in New York City, planned appropriate ceremonies for the children of his school, and his idea of observing Flag Day was later adopted by the State Board of Education of New York. On June 14, 1891, the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia held a Flag Day celebration, and on June 14 of the following year, the New York Society of the Sons of the Revolution, celebrated Flag Day.

donut doughnut wedding eventFUN DONUT FACT:

We Do Weddings (or Other Special Events)

Here is a picture from a wedding where we made the donuts!

This is what the happy couple said:

"This beautiful donut wedding cake was the talk of the reception. Everyone loved the idea and the delicious donuts. We only had 55 guests, so everyone was able to take a donut or two home and they were thrilled. Just so you know that tiered stand took 12 dozen donuts, 100 donut holes and for the top tier we used one of the very large donuts you make with flowers on top. Anyway, I thought you might like to have this for ideas for customers and others.

Thanks and God Bless!"

- Judy

memorial day donuts doughnuts doughboys donutsMemorial Day

The Oath of the Soldier

Memorial Day – For most it is a three-day weekend, filled with bar-b-que’s and picnics . . . A time to get away from the normal humdrum of the week. For other’s it’s the beginning of summer, a time to look towards the long lazy days and a time to plan your summer get-a-ways. Though for some, Memorial Day holds a special significance.

On May 5, 1868, an order issued by General John Logan established a day of remembrance for those soldiers who died during the Civil War. May 30, 1868, was the day designated for this observance and flowers were placed on the graves of the fallen soldiers of both the Union and Confederate Armies. New York was the first state to officially recognize this observance in 1873 and in 1971 with the passage of the National Holiday Act; Memorial Day was designated as the last Monday of May.

national donut dayHappy National Donut Day!

Each year on the first Friday in June, people participate in National Doughnut or Donut Day. This day celebrates the doughnut and honors the Salvation Army Lassies, the women that served doughnuts to soldiers during WWI.

In 1917, the original “Salvation Army Doughnut” was first served by the ladies of the Salvation Army. It was during WWI that the Salvation Army Lassies went to the front lines of Europe. Home cooked foods, provided by these brave volunteers, were a morale boost to the troops.

The doughnuts were often cooked in oil inside the metal helmets of American soldiers. American infantrymen were then commonly called “doughboys.” A more standard spelling is donut.

doughboys donuts new york smWhere in the World Do You Like to Eat DoughBoys Donuts?

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One Dozen DoughBoys Donuts!