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Bring out the Sweets! Friday Marks National Doughnut Day

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FRIDAY -  Friday, June 7th, marks this year's National Doughnut Day. But unlike a lot of free-food fad days, this one has a back story.

During World War I, the Salvation Army sent volunteers to France, where they made doughnuts for soldiers fighting on the front lines. 

In 1917, the organization dubbed the first Friday of June, National Doughnut Day to commemorate and honor the volunteers' dedication and hard work.

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