National Doughnut Day is about more than just consuming a tasty sweet treat. This day, celebrated the first Friday in June, also honors the Salvation Army “Lassies”. These were the women who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I.
In 1917 “lassies were set to the front lines of Europe and the original Salvation Army Doughnut was served. Often doughnuts were cooked “in oil inside the metal helmets of American soldiers” (National Day Calendars).
Celebrate National Doughnut Day with a sweet treat and bit of history about Doughnut Day.