Friday is National Donut Day

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A mixture of iced chocolate and regular ring doughnuts.

(CNN) — For many in the country it symbolizes breakfast on the go, but Friday highlights the past war-time value of donuts.

The first Friday of June is National Donut Day.

According to the National Day Calendar, the Salvation Army created the day in 1938 to honor not the sweet treat, but the women who served them to soldiers in World War 1.

These ladies were called the Salvation Army Lassies. They used the treats to boost the morale of the troops.

Now, they commonly boost the morale of those craving a sweet fix.

Donuts come glazed, iced, cream-filled, or topped with just about anything you can image. You can also score a free goodie from Krispy Kreme on Friday to mark the occasion.

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