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Hannibal Salvation Army to give veterans free donuts, coffee before Veterans Day Parade

For The Courier-Post
Posted: Nov. 7, 2019 9:45 am

HANNIBAL — The Salvation Army of Hannibal will be serving free coffee and donuts to veterans in the Save-a-Lot parking lot from 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. They encourage veterans to stop by on their way to the Hannibal Veterans Day Parade.

“We are honored to provide our country's veterans with a small token of appreciation for the sacrifices that they have made,” Assistant Development Director Matt Schmidt said. “Serving donuts and coffee is a great way to connect with the Hannibal community and to share the mission of The Salvation Army.”

Throughout its history, The Salvation Army has always gone to the frontlines to serve soldiers in war, and they continue to honor veterans today. The Salvation Army Donut Lassies volunteered to go to the front lines during World War I to provide American soldiers with writing supplies, stamps, clothes-mending, home cooked meals, and of course, donuts. The Hannibal Salvation Army is proud to continue this tradition by providing veterans with donuts and coffee before the Hannibal Veterans Day Parade.

More information about this event is available by contacting Matt Schmidt at 217-231-5694.

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