Doughnuts date back to World War I for Salvation Army

Doughnuts date back to World War I for Salvation Army

EUGENE, Ore. - Dressed in uniform, the Salvation Army gave out doughnuts in front of the Eugene Station bus mall Friday.

The tradition dates back to World War I.

Major Chris Morrow said the Salvation Army women used to give men working on the front line a variety of resources, including doughnuts.

The Salvation Army's tradition is meant to honor the memory of D-Day.