National Donut Day, History Recap

National Donut Day, History Recap

Happy National Donut Day family!!!!

Here's a photo of me and Penelope with our donuts!

If you have no idea why today is considered national donut day, it's to honor the Salvation Army Lassies, who were the women that served doughnuts to soldiers during WWI.

In 1917, the original “Salvation Army Doughnut” was first served by the ladies of the Salvation Army. It was during WWI that the Salvation Army Lassies went to the front lines of Europe. Home-cooked foods, provided by these brave volunteers, were a morale boost to the troops.

The doughnuts were often cooked in oil inside the metal helmets of American soldiers. American infantrymen were then commonly called “doughboys.”

So whether or not you share the borderline concerning passion and love for donuts like I do, this day is for you!


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