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National Donut Day, sweet holiday with symbolic meaning

Friday, May 4, is National Donut Day, but some may not know that this sweet holiday has a deeper meaning.

IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. (WHAM) - Friday, June 1, is National Donut Day, but some may not know that this sweet holiday has a deeper meaning.

The delicious treat served as a symbol of hope for soldiers during World War I.

Donut Lassies made and served donuts to soldiers during the war.

To celebrate the day, a local donut shop is getting involved.

Donuts Delite in Irondequoit is giving away free donuts.

With the help of Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo and the Salvation Army Donuts Delite will hand out canoli donuts until they are gone.

"It means a lot to give back...great to team up with somebody where this means something," said Nick Semeraro, Donuts Delite Owner.

The Salvation Army says this day is a reminder of the services their organization provides to millions of people each year.

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