Enjoying National Doughnut Day? Here's the history behind the celebration

 National Doughnut Day
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Published: Jun. 7, 2019 at 1:46 PM AKDT
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There are over 10 billion doughnuts made in the U.S. every year, so it's fitting that there's a day to celebrate them; the first Friday in June is National Doughnut Day.

Something you might not know, however, is that this celebratory day actually started back in 1938 as a way to help the Salvation Army raise money.

Channel 2's Eric Sowl tells us how a day that seems like it recognizes an indulgent treat-- is actually a day of remembrance.

You can watch the full story above.

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