Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
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Saturday, June 8, 2013

National Doughnut Day and the First World War

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The Salvation Army Creates the Doughnut As We Know and Love It

Let's not forget that yesterday was National Doughnut Day, which was a WORLD WAR I commemoration when it was initiated in 1938. The celebration was intended to honor the women of the Salvation Army who not only served doughnuts to the Doughboys, but actually invented the modern doughnut that we still love.

Read Doughnut: The Official Story (link) to learn the wonderful history of one of America's greatest contributions to world cuisine.

Thanks to Susan Mitchem of the Salvation Army Archives for the Slide Images

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