Appreciating Safety and Care on Labor Day

Most of us did not think about work on Labor Day, but for civil servants work does not stop on holidays. One local restaurant did something special for those who had to labor away to make sure our city stayed safe on the holiday.

On Labor Day, Olive Garden delivered lunch to the police station, every fire station, and the emergency section of the hospital to say thank you for keeping our city safe.

Olive Garden General Manager Sal Ramirez said they have been feeding the first responders on Labor Day for over 15 years.

It allows them the opportunity to give back to the people who protect and care for the citizens of Wichita Falls. They fed approximately 100 people this year. The lunch menu included salad, breadsticks, and spaghetti, and every piece of lettuce, breadstick, and noodle was donated.

The civil servants who enjoyed today's lunch could not be more appreciative of it because they know it's coming from more than just Olive Garden.

Sergeant Charlie Eipper with the Wichita Falls Police Department said it means a lot to us when the citizens and businesses do a little extra for us because of our duties.

Wichita Falls Firefighter David Evers said "It makes me feel appreciated that they would go out of their way to supply us with food."

Civil servants know it's tough to work on the Holidays. They wish they could spend every Holiday with their family, but they know that's not realistic. They try and enjoy work on the holidays because they know they are protecting the city, so everyone else can enjoy them.

James Parish, Newschannel 6