Today is National Donut (or Doughnut) Day in the USA, which I think is pretty cool. Not because America has a national day for doughy round dietary disasters, but the reason for the day is interesting.
Of course, there’s history attached to it. D’uh.
The Salvation Army actually founded National Donut Day in 1938 to honour those of their members who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I…which means the day is not the idea of some commercial or retail giant looking to further their sales for a whole 24 hours.
Check out the Wikipedia entry for National Donut Day–there’s a WWI photo of soldiers being served pastries.
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