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Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The country's calorie intake may have been a bit higher Friday- it's National Doughnut Day. 

And it's nothing new; in fact, it started back in 1914 during World War One.


Salvation Army volunteers dubbed "doughnut girls" served coffee and doughnuts to soldiers battling on the front lines.

To celebrate, the Fargo-Moorhead Salvation Army passed out more than 70 dozen doughnuts throughout the community.

Major Byron Medlock/The Salvation Army: "We started at probably 7:30 this morning delivering doughnuts. And we showed up here about 9:30 to get ready to give out at the plaza. We've been walking up and down Broadway and NP Avenue giving out doughnuts to anybody we come across."

Sandy's Donuts provided the doughnuts, made from the Salvation Army's recipe.