(U.S. Army photo)

Editor's note: This story originally appeared in June 2017.

National Doughnut Day began in 1938 when the Chicago Salvation Army set out to honor a group of women known as "doughnut lassies."

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It's National Doughnut Day! Yes, it's a made-up holiday. But for doughnuts! Doughnuts for service members! Do you not like donuts? Oh, are you one of those "WARRIOR FOOD" types? Good for you. But you should know that National Donut Day (either spelling works, and I'm lazy) actually is a military holiday, and for good reason: The modern-day U.S. national security complex would look dramatically different, if not for deep-fried sugar dough.

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