SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - While many of you had Monday off, first responders are busy keeping us safe.
Sioux Falls firefighters are putting in a full day -- working from 8 a.m. Monday until 8 a.m. Tuesday morning.
To show their appreciation, Olive Garden delivered a free meal to some firefighters in Sioux Falls and Rapid City.
Nationwide more than 850 restaurants took part in the program.
"Honestly it's not something we expect, but we really appreciate the community's support. This community has been great," Sioux Falls firefighter Dylan Clark said.
This is the 17th consecutive year that Olive Garden has done this.