Krispy Kreme Contributes to 4th Annual Veterans Day Celebration

November 11, 2014
Jaylen Christie |

Krispy Kreme Contributes to 4th Annual Veterans Day Celebration

Friday, November 7, 2014 - The Salvation Army – Orlando Metropolitan Area Command participated in the 4th Annual Veterans Day Celebration.

The event was held at the Ruby Ball Amphitheater in Winter Park, Florida and honored remarkable veterans including those from the Army, Navy and Air Force. On hand to feed and converse with the attendees was The Salvation Army of Orlando who served fresh Krispy Kreme doughnuts from the Army’s state-of-the-art mobile feeding unit.

Krispy Kreme donated over 20 dozen doughnuts to The Salvation Army to be served to all veterans.

In addition to several musical selections, the event also featured a motivational speech from Lieutenant Charles Nadd of the United States Army, a salute to all patriots, and the planting of the Veterans Memorial Oak Tree in front of the amphitheater. There to represent The Salvation Army of Orlando was Major Tim Williford along with volunteers Brian Smith, Bill Sweet and Susan Williams. 

The mobile feeding unit that arrived on scene is much larger today than what was used by The Salvation Army Doughnut Girls back in WW's I &II, but the appreciation for those that served is no different.

Major Tim Williford stated,  

"Our volunteers and staff are honored to be a part of this special celebration.  Some of the stories that are shared with us from the front lines of how The Salvation Army doughnut girls were a 'beacon of Hope' in times of crisis is what keeps us offering our Emergency Disaster Services every day."

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