Oklahomans who had to “clock in” on Thanksgiving still say they are thankful

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Even though most folks had the day off for Thanksgiving, there are some Oklahomans who had no choice but to "clock in."

When you sit around the table with family for Thanksgiving, maybe what you're really grateful for is just a day away from the office.

"The liberty to spend time with my family today," is what Joyel Oneal said she is thankful for.

But some don`t get that liberty.

Instead, they are here looking out for you.

Some spent their holiday putting out fires.

"Unfortunately events like this happen on holidays too, so we need to be at work to take care of the citizens." said Major Evan Fenton with Oklahoma City Fire Department.

Others took care of their own.

"I'm the sole provider for my family so if I wasn`t here working ,what would I be doing? I'd be at home, not providing." Crest Foods employee Vallonna Warren said.

They even stick around so you can grab that last-minute item.

"We`d be napkin-less, or searching through the attic for where we stashed them and couldn`t find them."  Oneal said.

But it all boils down to one thing.

"I'm very thankful that I actually have a job to help other people." Warren said.

So as we contemplate this day for gratefulness, remember those out there who made it just a little bit easier for you to give thanks.



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