And you thought it was just another day in paradise! It's actually National Donut Day and there's at least a dozen good reasons why we celebrate.

Held on the first Friday in June, National Donut Day was established to honor The Salvation Army's Donut Lassies, who served the sweet treats to soldiers on the front lines during World War I. This holiday has continued since it's inception in 1938.

As the troops returned home from the war, the Donut Lassies were most often credited with the popularity of the donut during that era. 

Different donut shops jump on board to take advantage of the various marketing campaigns celebrating this day across the country. Some establishments offer free donuts while others just quietly go about their day-to-day making of their delicacies. 

Powdered, creme-filled or plain, whatever you choose as your favorite donut, it's a great way to remember the ladies and the Salvation Army as they have helped to welcome our servicemen and women back home.

Creme filled donut with birthday candle on top


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