I have to admit, for quite some time I really did think National Doughnut Day was just another one of those silly holidays someone came up with. After a little research though, I learned quite a bit about the origins of this sugary sweet holiday. According to USA Today:
"National Doughnut Day, the first Friday of June, is more than a celebration of our love for the fried confectioneries. The day actually has its roots in America's war history.
During World War I, about 250 Salvation Army officers went to Europe to comfort U.S. troops. They talked to soldiers and helped them write letters home.
They also made and served doughnuts along the frontline trenches.
"They had lard and flour and sugar, and they figured out a way to make doughnuts," said Ron Busroe, Salvation Army spokesman, in an interview with USA TODAY Network.
"It brought a sense of calm and a bit of home into the chaos of war," Busroe said." - Jolie Lee - USA Today Network
I definitely have a new found appreciation for this remarkable holiday and just wanted to share it's origins for others who may not have been aware of how special this holiday really is.
To read the full USA Today Article Click Here!
To read a fun list of little known facts about National Doughnut Day Click Here!
Doughnut Recipes to make and enjoy:
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