National Doughnut Day

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By WSIL Reporter

WSIL  -- People around the country are celebrating National Doughnut Day.  

Doughnuts became very popular during WWI. For American troops, they were a sweet reminder of home and helped boost morale. Volunteers called doughnut lassies would deliver troops doughnuts as they fought in the trenches.

But the official doughnut day didn't begin until the Great Depression. The Salvation Army started to hand them out to remind people of all the social services they offer.

Today, doughnuts are still one of the most popular breakfast items. 

 

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