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Celebrate National Doughnut Day with sweet deals

Celebrate National Doughnut Day on Friday. (Source: WAFF) Celebrate National Doughnut Day on Friday. (Source: WAFF)
(WAFF) - A dozen, one, two dozen... it doesn't matter how many doughnuts you eat Friday because it's National Doughnut Day!

National Doughnut Day was inspired on the battlefields of France during World War I. The first National Doughnut Day was celebrated by The Salvation Army in Chicago in 1938 to help raise funds during the Great Depression. It was also created to commemorate the work of the "donut lassies" who fed them to American soldiers during World War I. The American soldiers returned home with the nickname "doughboys."

If you're looking to celebrate such a sweet day, you can visit Krispy Kreme for a free donut of your choice. Dunkin' Donuts is also offering a free donut when you purchase any beverage Friday.

So, you can thank the "doughboys" for serving our country and making #NationalDoughnutDay a thing as you bite into that warm, glazed, free circle of goodness.

Is it "doughnut" or "donut?" Eh... tomato, tomato. Who cares as long as it's free, right?

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