Olive Garden Honoring Laborers

By Scott Sarvay
By John W. Davis

September 6, 2010 Updated Sep 6, 2010 at 10:30 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - One national restaurant chain is honoring those who have to labor on this Labor Day.

Teams from Olive Garden restaurants are delivering meals to hundreds of fire stations, police departments, hospital emergency rooms and military bases across the country.

The 'Hospitaliano' meals are set to serve as a 'thank-you' for these workers' dedicated service to the community on this Labor Day and all through the year.

Fort Wayne Firefighter Captain Scott Sorgen says, “Here we are on Labor Day, where most people get the day off and we're here at work. It was a really nice surprise. Olive Garden brought in this huge feast for us. They're really appreciative of us in showing their thanks by bringing this wonderful food. It's quite awesome.”

"In public service it's just another day. We would all rather be home with our families but that's something that you accept when you become a firefighter," said Fort Wayne Firefighter Lt. Jeremy Sexton.

This marks the ninth-year in a row for Olive Garden restaurants to put on this special event.

In all, eight firefighters from Fire Station 12 on South Anthony Boulevard in Fort Wayne were served dinner Monday night.

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