"Happy Donut Day."

That's all you have to say Friday morning to get two FREE hot glazed donuts and a FREE regular coffee at Rickey Meche's on the corner of Ambassador Caffery and Kaliste Saloom across from Albertsons!

This is part of National Donut (originally spelled Doughnut) Day, which is celebrated every year, always on the first Friday in June. It's a holiday that has deep ties to the Salvation Army, according to this article.

National Donut Day honors Salvation Army "Lassies" who were sent to the front lines of Europe in World War I.  These "Lassies" were brave volunteers who provided a morale boost to the troops by serving soldiers their home cooked doughnuts, which were cooked in oil inside of the metal helmet of an American soldier.

The Chicago Salvation Army established National Doughnut Day in 1938 as a way to raise money during the Great Depression. The annual holiday also helps raise money for the Salvation Army across the country, allowing people the opportunity to give to the worthy cause as they are partaking of their delicious free treat.

You can get your free donuts and coffee at Rickey Meche's on Friday, June 6, only from 6:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Plus, while you're there, buy one dozen glazed donuts and get a dozen glazed donuts for free!