Doughnuts were first spoken of in the 1800’s but didn’t really become famous until World War 1 when the Salvation Army sent women to Europe to give the Americans, and European soldiers doughnuts and coffee as a break from the war. Not only did it help the troops, but it became an international food at the same time. In 1938 the Chicago Salvation Army created today to honor those brave women who brought a little cheer to the front-line soldiers, wounded and even the civilian population of war-torn Europe. Today is always celebrate on the first Friday in June.
How to celebrate – Have some doughnuts. Read about the Salvation Army efforts during all wars. Learn how to make your own doughnuts.