The Salvation Army - 5/19/17

1.  The Salvation Army wasn't actually founded in the United States.

 

2.  National Salvation Army Week was first declared by President Calvin Coolidge in 1925

 

3.  John Lennon wrote a song about the Salvation Army.

 

4.  The Salvation Army is mentioned in over 300 films.

 

5.  The Salvation Army is often credited with popularizing the donut in the United States.

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1.  Fact- It was first started in London in 1865 and came to the U.S. in 1880.

 

2.  Fake - It was Dwight Eisenhower in 1954.

 

3.  Fact - Strawberry Fields was his nostalgic reference to a Salvation Army orphanage he visited as a boy.

 

4.  Fake - It is mentioned in 140 films though.

 

5.  Fact - The Salvation Army 'donut girl" volunteered to cook donuts and serve them to the troops on the front lines of WW1.

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