Firefighters in southeast South Dakota hope to bring a little cheer this holiday season to children who are hospitalized.

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue and the International Association of Firefighters Local 814 members will spend part of Tuesday shopping for toys at a local store.

They will then deliver those toys on Christmas Eve to children at Avera, Sanford, LifeScape and Avera Behavioral Health.

The firefighters on Tuesday will be shopping at Lewis Drug on 41st Street and Minnesota Avenue starting at 9 a.m.

I don't know about you, but I'm tempted to pay them a visit at the store and perhaps donate. They at least deserve a salute from everyone.