National Defense Act of 1916

Rep. James Hay of Virginia, Chairman of the House Committee on Military Affairs.

The National Defense Act of 1916, Pub.L. 64–85, 39 Stat. 166, enacted June 3, 1916, was a United States federal law that updated the Militia Act of 1903, which related to the organization of the military, particularly the National Guard. 

The principal change of the act was to supersede provisions as to exemptions.

The 1916 act included an expansion of the Army and the National Guard, the creation of an Officers’ and an Enlisted Reserve Corps, and the creation of a Reserve Officers’ Training Corps.

The President was also given expanded authority to federalize the National Guard, with changes to the duration and the circumstances under which he could call it up. The Army began the creation of an Aviation arm, and the federal government took steps to ensure the immediate availability of wartime weapons and equipment by contracting in advance for production of gunpowder and other material.

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National Doughnut Day

National Doughnut Day started in 1939 as a fundraiser for Chicago’s Salvation Army, honoring the group’s “Lassies” of World War I who served doughnuts to soldiers. Doughnuts dates to mid to the mid 19th century though many places lay claim to inventing the breakfast (or anytime) favorite.

Here are some of the best deals National Doughnut Deals we’ve found. Be sure to check ahead with your favorite spot to make sure they are participating. And don’t forget to check with local doughnut spots – many will be offering their own deals.

Dunkin’ Donuts

Get a free donut with any beverage purchase on Friday, June 3rd.

Krispy Kreme

Get any doughnut free Friday or receive $1 Original Glazed dozen with the purchase of any dozen or 16 count minis. Free doughnut good June 3rd only. It is not available online and limit of one doughnut per person.

Shipley Doughnuts

Get a free glazed Do-Nut from 5 a.m.-noon while supplies last.

Wondering where the best doughnuts in Alabama are? You can see what Yelp reviewers said here.

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