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      Salvation Army celebrates National Doughnut Day

      The tradition continues today as the Salvation Army hosts free doughnut and coffee giveaways.

      On Friday, people around the United States celebrated National Doughnut Day.The holiday was first celebrated by the Salvation Army in 1938 in order to raise money for people in need during the Great Depression, as well as honor soldiers during World War I. Doughnuts became synonymous with The Salvation Army and American soldiers from World War I who were returning home with the nickname doughboys.The tradition continues today as the Salvation Army hosts free doughnut and coffee giveaways. FOX 31 stopped by the Tift County Salvation Army as they hosted their giveaway. One veteran says, veterans aren TMt honored enough, but days like this makes me smile.Stay connected to MySouthWestGA.com as stories develop and the FOX 31 Newscast at 10 PM. Visit us on Facebook and Twitter to join in on the conversation and connect with FOX 31!

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