Hundreds Celebrating National Doughnut Day

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — National Doughnut or Donut Day began being celebrated to honor the the Salvation Army Lassies, the women who made doughnuts for the soldiers serving in World War I who then went on to front lines with the troops during WWII to provide home-cooked meals and boost morale.

The celebration started to honor the women providing those meals.

Now, it is a day for many to eat their favorite treat. National Doughnut Day is always celebrated on the first Friday of June. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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