… To Triumph
With the declaration of an armistice on November 11, 1918, combat ceased, securing the military triumph of the U.S. and its allies. World War I officially ended seven months later with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919.
The Salvation Army enjoyed a triumph of its own. Soldiers wrote letters home praising the Salvationists they met while in service. Newspapers published hundreds of stories commending the dedication of the War Service workers and detailed the the hardships they endured.
Popular secular songs praised the Salvation Army Lassies and reminded listeners to donate to The Salvation Army. Because of this widespread national praise, Americans gained a new appreciation for The Salvation Army. This allowed the Army to become one of the country’s largest and most trusted non-profit organizations.