During World War 1, the Salvation Army Lassies would serve doughnuts to the soldiers. These volunteers served doughnuts, in addition to other home cooked foods, to soldiers on the front lines to help build morale.
When Is National Doughnut Day?
The first Friday of June is when we celebrate National Doughnut Day and the Salvation Army Lassies.
History Of National Doughnut Day
The Salvation Army created National Doughnut Day in 1938 to honor the women who served doughnuts to soldiers in World War I. The observation of the day began as a fundraiser for those affected by the Great Depression.