Salvation Army, Mercy Care honor veterans at National Donut Day Ceremony | Events
Conway, SC – The Salvation Army of Horry County and Mercy Care of Myrtle Beach will celebrate the 75th National Donut Day with a pinning ceremony and donuts to honor veterans in the Grand Strand Area on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 9:45 AM.
National Donut Day was first celebrated by The Salvation Army in 1938 to raise funds for people in need during the Great Depression, as well as honor Salvation Army “donut lassies” who fed the tasty confection to American soldiers during WWI as a quick treat on the front lines.
Mercy Care, the oldest non-profit hospice in Horry County, has developed a program called Mercy HONORS, as a way of saying “thank you” to our veterans through special pinning ceremonies and certificates of appreciation.
“I am thrilled about joining with Mercy Care of Myrtle Beach in such a special ceremony to honor our veterans and to celebrate the tradition of National Donut Day”, said Brenda Ryan, Director of Social Services for the Salvation Army-Horry County.
This ceremony is open to the public. Veterans are invited to participate in the pinning ceremony by Mercy Care officials to recognize their service and sacrifices. Plenty of free donuts and coffee will be served from the Salvation Army Canteen following the ceremony.
The Salvation Army & Mercy Care
as we honor veterans on
National Donut Day
Friday, June 1, 2012