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Join the Indiana World War I Centennial Committee, State of Indiana and the Salvation Army Indiana Division in celebrating and honoring Hoosier WWI hero Ensign Helen Purviance.
So much more than the woman who cooked the first batch of Salvation Army doughnuts in France, Ensign Purviance was a woman of humble beginnings who did not shy away from the call to service nor the danger that accompanied it. She was among the first eleven salvationists to go to France and among the first four to head to the front lines, demonstrating her fierce determination, unwavering in the face of warfare. Through her own resourcefulness and ingenuity, she was able to make the first doughnuts to support those who were fighting for their country, giving them some measure of peace and comfort amidst the turmoil of life in the trenches of the First World War.
The community is invited to attend a commemoration honoring Ensign Purviance on Saturday, April 14, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Huntington County Courthouse in downtown Huntington.