National Donut Day is not just a made-up holiday to sell donuts. The Salvation Army started it in 1938 to honor a group of women who handed out donuts to soldiers in World War One to boost morale.

A bunch of donut places are giving out free donuts for National Donut Day today. Here are some place in the Quad City Area that are participating:

Donut Delite:

Dunkin' Donuts:

Casey's General Store: