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Happy Veterans Day

The Salvation Army has a long history of supporting veterans, starting in the 1910s during World War I, when female Salvation Army volunteers called “Donut Girls” served American soldiers battling on the frontlines. The Donut Girls made and served thousands of donuts a day for U.S. troops, while also praying with the soldiers, helping them write letters, mending their clothes, and more.

By the end of World War II, The Salvation Army operated more than 200 “Red Shield Club” centers across the U.S. for veterans to enjoy food, activities, and fellowship.

Today, The Salvation Army is privileged to continue serving veterans and honoring them for the sacrifices they’ve made.

Happy Veterans Day to the men and women who serve our country and protect our freedom – you are heroes.


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