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National Donut Day: A Meaningful History

It's National Donut Day, but the day's origins might help you stuff yourself with doughnuts guilt-free today.

National Donut Day or National Doughnut Day? If you're worried about the spelling, you're wasting precious doughnut-eating time.

The momentous holiday, celebrated all over the web and in doughnut stores everywhere, marks a day where Americans around the country can put aside their differences and bask in the glory of deep-fried dough.

Despite its silly title, the holiday actually has a meaningful history: it was started in 1938 by the Salvation Army to celebrate the women who served doughnuts to soldiers in the first World War, according to donutdayusa.com.

Of course, Glendora is home to the famous , where you can get rasperry-filled doughnuts for 20 percent off in honor of the holiday.

But there are other doughnut stores in the city to celebrate the day:

v johnson June 02, 2012 at 06:32 AM
I enjoyed National Doughnut Day by enjoying a fresh strawberry filled donut @donutman. Thx for sharing the history, I found it most interesting. Krispy Kreme was giving a free doughnut in honor of today.

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