The mayor will issue a proclamation in honor of the day established by the Salvation Army in 1938 to honor donut lassies who served treats to soldiers in WWI.
Mayor Bloomberg has stirred up controversy by saying he wants to ban the sale of sugary drinks over 16 ounces from establishments that receive a letter grade from the Health Department.
The health commissioner says the ban could make an immediate impact.
"Sugary drinks are not the entire obesity epidemic but they are uniquely strongly associated with the rise in obesity over the last 30 years. There's something about this sugar water product which leads to long term weight gain," said City Health Commissioner Thomas Farley.
The New York City Beverage Association and fast food restaurants are among those sharply criticizing the plan, with a spokesperson for McDonald's calling it "misguided."