NATIONAL DOUGHNUT DAY

The first Friday of June is National Doughnut Day! The day began as a fund-raiser for Chicago's Salvation Army. The day celebrates 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.

The doughnuts were often cooked in oil inside the metal helmets of American soldiers.

 

Celebrate the day by enjoying your favorite doughnut with your bestie!