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Today is National Donut Day!

Posted on: 1 June 2007

Today is National Donut Day. In honor of the day, Krispy Kreme is giving away their fresh, hot glazed donuts. Today only. Hey, even photographers love donuts.

The original Salvation Army Doughnut was first served by Salvation Army in 1917. During WWI, Salvation Army “lassies” were sent to the front lines of Europe. These brave volunteers made home cooked foods, and provided a moral boost to the troops. Often, the doughnuts were cooked in oil inside the of the metal helmet of an American soldier. The American infantrymen were commonly called doughboys. Salvation Army lassies were the only women outside of military personnel allowed to visit the front lines. Lt. Colonel Helen Purviance is considered the Salvation Army’s “first doughnut girl”. (Read more via Holiday Insights)

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