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@Marcyaz (36126)
United States
June 3, 2016 10:32am CST
Today is National Doughnut Day. Are you eating a doughnut today? Did you know this day honors the Salvation Army when they first served their doughnuts in 1917. During World War II the Salvation Army women were sent to the front lines. They made home cooked meals for the troops often using the metal helmets of an Amercian soldier. Salvation Army ladies were the only women outside of military personnel allowed at the front lines. Lt. Colonel Helen Purviance is considered the Salvation Army's "first doughnut girl".
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@Juliaacv (21955)
• Canada
3 Jun 16
I had no idea that the donut had such long historic and admirable roots. But.......I still won't be eating one today, too many calories for this girl!
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@marlina (60492)
• Canada
3 Jun 16
I eat about 2 or 3 donuts in one year. Always: maple glazed donuts.
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@Marcyaz (36126)
• United States
3 Jun 16
@Juliaacv I is interesting to read about the donut and how it got started. Oh well maybe a friend of yours will have two one for you and one for them.
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@Marcyaz (36126)
• United States
3 Jun 16
@marlina I really can't remember the last time I had a donut.
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• United States
3 Jun 16
I did not know that! Today they are handing out free donuts at some donut shops but I will not be taking in part because of the long lines.
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@Marcyaz (36126)
• United States
3 Jun 16
@infatuatedbby That is the reason for the free donuts is because of it being National Doughnut Day and I image there are some long lines.
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• United States
3 Jun 16
@Marcyaz Yes I am sure there are long lines!
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@Marcyaz (36126)
• United States
4 Jun 16
@infatuatedbby Anytime a company says free there will be long lines.
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@JustBhem (20465)
• Davao, Philippines
3 Jun 16
Thanks for giving us the info about it. I really don't have idea that they celebrate Donut day. Anyway, Happy Donut day to everyone.
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@Marcyaz (36126)
• United States
3 Jun 16
@JustBhem Your welcome and yep some people do celebrate Donut day and even have more than one donut.
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@JustBhem (20465)
• Davao, Philippines
3 Jun 16
@Marcyaz It would be very fun if we also celebrate donut day here. That means we need to enjoy every donut we have for free.
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@Marcyaz (36126)
• United States
4 Jun 16
@JustBhem I think you would have to pay or some of those donuts as I image there is a limit of how many are free.
@celticeagle (113972)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Jun 16
I wondered where the donut day came from. Interesting.
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@Marcyaz (36126)
• United States
3 Jun 16
@celticeagle If you read above it says from The Salvation Army ladies.
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@celticeagle (113972)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Jun 16
@Marcyaz ....That what I was saying. I had wondered.
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@Marcyaz (36126)
• United States
4 Jun 16
@celticeagle Oh okay interesting history about the doughnut.
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• United States
3 Jun 16
I should run out to DD and get a nice jelly donut today!
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@Marcyaz (36126)
• United States
3 Jun 16
@Marilynda1225 Oh you like DD they do have good donuts and the jelly ones are good.
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@marlina (60492)
• Canada
3 Jun 16
I do remember reading about the connection between donuts and the Salvation Army years ago. Very interesting.
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@Marcyaz (36126)
• United States
3 Jun 16
@marlina Oh good than I am not the only one who knows about this, thanks.
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@Corbin5 (78267)
• United States
3 Jun 16
I did not know about Helen. She certainly brightened the day for the troops.
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@Marcyaz (36126)
• United States
3 Jun 16
@Corbin5 Helen certainly did brighten the day for the troops along with the ladies under her.
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@zarlamain (24032)
• United States
3 Jun 16
I had no idea today is donut day, I haven't had one today and am not craving it. Interesting though.
@Marcyaz (36126)
• United States
3 Jun 16
@zarlamain Yep it sure is doughnut day today. I haven't had one yet either but will later on.
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@zarlamain (24032)
• United States
3 Jun 16
@Marcyaz There should free donuts at some donut places to celebrate this day.
@Marcyaz (36126)
• United States
4 Jun 16
@zarlamain There are some places that are giving out free donuts.
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@PainsOnSlate (19009)
• Canada
5 Jun 16
That is interesting. I had no idea they cooked for the troops. I love donuts but rarely eat them, they are too addictive.
@Marcyaz (36126)
• United States
5 Jun 16
@PainsOnSlate I thought it would be of interest. I don't have donuts often in fact I can't remember the last time I had one.
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• Canada
6 Jun 16
@Marcyaz Me too, can't remember the last...they are deadly to those watching their weight.
@Marcyaz (36126)
• United States
6 Jun 16
@PainsOnSlate They are definitely something to stay away from when trying to lose weight.
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@Jessicalynnt (48190)
• Centralia, Missouri
4 Jun 16
I had no idea the history behind donut day, that's pretty cool!
@Marcyaz (36126)
• United States
4 Jun 16
@Jessicalynnt It is interesting to know about the history of a donut.
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@Susan2015 (18265)
• United States
4 Jun 16
No doughnuts for me today. I eat enough sweets as it is. Haven't had a dougnut in a long time.
@Marcyaz (36126)
• United States
4 Jun 16
@Susan2015 No donuts for me either I also haven't had a donut in a long time.
@LoriAMoore (9561)
• United States
3 Jun 16
I didn't know that history but now I want to run out and buy a dozen doughnuts. Yum!
@Marcyaz (36126)
• United States
4 Jun 16
@LoriAMoore lol A dozen doughnuts well don't eat them all at once leave some for tomorrow. lol
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@Macarrosel (7643)
• Philippines
3 Jun 16
I. Really glad to know that. We don't have doughnut day celebration here in our country.
@Marcyaz (36126)
• United States
3 Jun 16
@Macarrosel Since you don't have this celebration maybe you could start it in your country by letting others know about it.
@JohnRoberts (38537)
• Los Angeles, California
3 Jun 16
Nope, no donut eating here. They are good but bad for you healthwise though one won't kill you.
@Marcyaz (36126)
• United States
3 Jun 16
@JohnRoberts No donut eating for you John, one surely wouldn't hurt you but guess it all depends on what you like or don't like.
@Hannihar (9598)
19 Oct
Wow, this is great. National cupcake day and now National donut day. I love both.
@acelawrites (10625)
• Philippines
6 Jun 16
So interesting to know there is a "donut girl" during those days, and they had done well to help the soldiers in the warfront.